Paul Tamanian

Quiet Flight
60 x 32 x 16
Outer Reach*
Outer Reach*
64" x 44"
Whirl
Whirl
57"h x 29"w x 14"d
The Edge of Why*
The Edge of Why*
47" x 29"
Powder Hue*
72 x 46"
Bending the Trend
60x48"
Slow Drift 2
Slow Drift 2
35" x 66"
Velvet Stare
Velvet Stare*
58" x 32"
Righteous Flow*
Righteous Flow*
44" x 40"
Joyful Daze
Joyful Daze
53" x 46"
Summer Grin*
Summer Grin*
38" x 60"
Red Junior Suite
Red Junior Suite
10" x 10" each
Bending the Flow #5
33 x 29"
OO LA LA
67 x 48"
Baby Blue*
41x46"
Above and Beyond
45x57"
Pthalo Fix*
71 x 42
Luxury of Time
45x59"
Solo Motion
Solo Motion
42" x 52"
Floating Why
Floating Why
76" x 43"
Touch of New Too (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Fab-Deloo*
Fab-Deloo*
35" x 53"
Stunning Calm*
46x24"
pt12
pt12
63" x 40"
Bending the Flow #2
28 x 30"
From the Hip
47x76"
Amberlude*
58" x 40"
Invincible Hue
Invincible Hue
48" x 24"
Indigo Yellow
24" x 24"
Splish
30x30
One Moment*
One Moment*
27" x 45"
The Big Merge*
78x41"
Silver Tusk
39 x 32 x 8"
Free Turn
62 x 46"
07-28-14
Elegance in Detail
76x36"
Floating True
45x31"
Mellow Friction
Mellow Friction
44" x 70"
Touch of New (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Dreaming of Cool*
63x47"
Fab Deloo 2
40" x 32"
Book Mobile in the Woods
31x47
Splash
Splash
30" x 30"
Blooming Interest
47x59"
Warm Intentions*
48x51"
Because the Chaos
23x71"
Marble Punch*
Marble Punch*
77" x 45"
Clash of Interest*
43 x 81
Bending the Flow #1
29 x 31"
Magical Thrill*
45 x 45"
Into the 'Knew'
83x44"
Supercalafragulistic*
Supercalafragulistic*
40" x 63"
Radical Acts
62x42"
Stare Junior
Stare Junior
24" x 24"
Atomic Square
Atomic Square
24" x 24"
Playing the Light
88 x 45"
Still Kept Secret
24x16x40"
Brownsville Whirl
Brownsville Whirl
42" x 72"
Bending the Flow #6
23 x 28"
Expanding the Reach
45x87"
Dreaming Near
Dreaming Near
42" x 70"
Torrid Flurry
74x46"
Chrysalis Diptych
59.5 x 14.5 each
Walking on a Dream Diptych
80 x 21 each
Just Beneath the Surface
Just Beneath the Surface
44" x 47"
Seductive Fix
50 x 47"
One Moment
One Moment
45" x 27"
Molten Flow
80x39"
Beauty Bound
52x46"
Push the Sky
42 x 90"
Vivid Sight*
55 x 31"
Bending the Flow #4
28 x 32"
Spring Solstice*
Spring Solstice*
41" x 20"
07-28-14
Color Riot
33x74"
Aqua Blur
Aqua Blur
72" x 44"
Fluid Rhyme*
45x88"
Free Wheelin
Free Wheelin
58" x 46"
Slip Dream
Slip Dream
36" x 66"
Pretty Daze
46x58"
Splish
Splish
30" x 30"
Poetic Nature
36x58"
Responsive Pace
22x20x46"
Phantom Trace
72x48"
High Expression*
82.5 x 24"
Voyage Beyond
15x12x50"
Equus*
47x47
Quiet Comes
Quiet Comes
27" x 69"
Swirl*
Swirl*
50"h x 25"w x 17"d
Sunday Paper
47x47"
Bending the Flow #3
22 x 27"
Quiet Landing
17x17x42
Leaning Grin
Leaning Grin
40" x 70"
Blue Shock
Blue Shock
76" x 40"
Uncommon Trance Diptych*
38" x 43"
Quiet Solution II
46x59"
Sepia Flush
58 x 45 x 18"
Quiet Night
53 x 26 x 13"
Swing Time
46 x 72"

Paul Tamanian

 

Paul Tamanian has created a new visual language of metal and paint.

Born in New York, Paul Tamanian has lived in Florida since receiving his degree from Florida State University. He discovered an affinity for clay by attending a pottery class at a local community center. He moved rapidly from basic skills to technical innovation, and then from clay on to aluminum. Aluminum, in turn, led him from vessels to sculpture to paintings.

There are two elements that power Tamanian's work: his relentless experiments with form and his scorched-earth surface treatments. At times, Tamanian is able to make aluminum look as delicate and as fragile as glass; at other times his work exudes the roughness of clay or hewn stone.

Donald Miller, an art critic of the Naples Daily News and retired art and architecture critic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, comments:

'It is unusual for a ceramist to move from clay, a soft medium, to a shaped sheet aluminum. Surprisingly, Tamanian has not only transferred his vessel forms into metal. He has also developed glazes of found pigments resembling enamel. The artist has produced a wide range of asymmetric triangular forms: swells and circular arches, as well as flat surfaces he frames to display outdoors.

“His impressive harmonies recall Jackson Pollock's drip paintings. But Tamanian has his own rhythmic lyricism. Although random, his designs satisfy the eye because of their compositional balance.

“This extends to surfaces displaying the metal's polished sheen. The artist engraves repeating geometric patterns on the aluminum, filling in with black, as the niello artists did. Either way, Tamanian's work is totally seductive.'

The present exhibition of paintings, sculpture and vessels vividly demonstrates Tamanian’s unique combination of muscularity and exquisite sensitivity.

 


Paul Tamanian standing next to one of two diptychs commissioned for the same space.

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