Paul Tamanian

Free Turn
62 x 46"
Warm Intentions*
48x51"
The Big Merge*
78x41"
Quiet Comes
Quiet Comes
27" x 69"
Stunning Calm*
46x24"
Floating Why
Floating Why
76" x 43"
Pthalo Fix*
71 x 42
Quiet Flight III
37 x 60"
Radical Acts
62x42"
Torrid Flurry
74x46"
Marble Punch*
Marble Punch*
77" x 45"
Phantom Trace
72x48"
Powder Hue*
72 x 46"
Red Junior Suite
Red Junior Suite
10" x 10" each
Soft Play
59 x 23.5
Swing Time
46 x 72"
Quiet Solution II
46x59"
Tousan
27 x 47
Expanding the Reach
45x87"
Whirl
Whirl
57"h x 29"w x 14"d
Bending the Flow #6
23 x 28"
Touch of New (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Bending the Flow #3
22 x 27"
Fab-Deloo*
Fab-Deloo*
35" x 53"
Bending the Flow #5
33 x 29"
Seductive Fix
50 x 47"
Splish
30x30
Bending the Flow #2
28 x 30"
Solo Motion
Solo Motion
42" x 52"
Playing the Light
88 x 45"
Velvet Stare
Velvet Stare*
58" x 32"
Floating True
45x31"
From the Hip
47x76"
Harmonic Flow
88 x 48
Above and Beyond
45x57"
Molten Flow
80x39"
Spring Solstice*
Spring Solstice*
41" x 20"
Blue Shock
Blue Shock
76" x 40"
Bending the Flow #4
28 x 32"
Frozen Light
47 x 84
Silver Tusk
39 x 32 x 8"
Outer Reach*
Outer Reach*
64" x 44"
Blooming Interest
47x59"
Walking on a Dream Diptych
80 x 21 each
Baby Blue*
41x46"
Chrysalis Diptych
59.5 x 14.5 each
Atomic Square
Atomic Square
24" x 24"
Meets The Sky
85.5 x 19
Slip Dream
Slip Dream
36" x 66"
Summer Grin*
Summer Grin*
38" x 60"
Quiet Flight
60 x 32 x 16
Invincible Hue
Invincible Hue
48" x 24"
Supercalafragulistic*
Supercalafragulistic*
40" x 63"
Tamanian: Freescapes
67 x 47.5"
Rock On
48 x 83
One Moment
One Moment
45" x 27"
Vivid Sight*
55 x 31"
Revolver
67 x 42
Fab Deloo 2
40" x 32"
Freescapes
67 x 47.5
The Edge of Why*
The Edge of Why*
47" x 29"
Leaning Grin
Leaning Grin
40" x 70"
No Ordinary Joe
36 x 46
pt12
pt12
63" x 40"
Quiet Night
53 x 26 x 13"
Righteous Flow*
Righteous Flow*
44" x 40"
Swirl*
Swirl*
50"h x 25"w x 17"d
Magical Thrill*
45 x 45"
Amberlude*
58" x 40"
Bending the Flow #1
29 x 31"
Brownsville Whirl
Brownsville Whirl
42" x 72"
Dreaming of Cool*
63x47"
Clash of Interest*
43 x 81
High Expression
82.5 x 24"
Slow Drift 2
Slow Drift 2
35" x 66"
OO LA LA
67 x 48"
Just Beneath the Surface
Just Beneath the Surface
44" x 47"
Free Wheelin
Free Wheelin
58" x 46"
Indigo Yellow
24" x 24"
Dreaming Near
Dreaming Near
42" x 70"
Uncommon Trance Diptych*
38" x 43"
Let it Slide
33 x 11 x 11"
Joyful Daze
Joyful Daze
53" x 46"
Shifting Arch
48 x 25
Aqua Blur
Aqua Blur
72" x 44"
Mellow Friction
Mellow Friction
44" x 70"
Epic Shift
80 x 47
Fluid Rhyme*
45x88"
Stare Junior
Stare Junior
24" x 24"
One Moment*
One Moment*
27" x 45"
Push the Sky
42 x 90"
Touch of New Too (half of diptych)*
48x48"

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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