Paul Tamanian

Floating Why
Floating Why
76" x 43"
Splish
30x30
Phantom Trace
72x48"
Quiet Solution II
46x59"
Chief Wolf Robe III
47"x46"
Blooming Interest
47x59"
Bending the Flow #1
29 x 31"
07-28-14
Color Riot
33x74"
Quiet Comes
Quiet Comes
27" x 69"
Marble Punch*
Marble Punch*
77" x 45"
Invincible Hue
Invincible Hue
48" x 24"
One Moment
One Moment
45" x 27"
Sepia Flush
58 x 45 x 18"
Warm Intentions*
48x51"
Still Kept Secret
24x16x40"
Voyage Beyond
15x12x50"
Radical Acts
62x42"
Solo Motion
Solo Motion
42" x 52"
Above and Beyond
45x57"
Baby Blue*
41x46"
Quiet Night
53 x 26 x 13"
The Big Merge*
78x41"
Expanding the Reach
45x87"
Amberlude*
58" x 40"
Seductive Fix
50 x 47"
Slow Drift 2
Slow Drift 2
35" x 66"
Touch of New (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Sunday Paper
47x47"
Mellow Friction
Mellow Friction
44" x 70"
Stunning Calm*
46x24"
One Moment*
One Moment*
27" x 45"
Pthalo Fix*
71 x 42
Dreaming Near
Dreaming Near
42" x 70"
pt12
pt12
63" x 40"
Spring Solstice*
Spring Solstice*
41" x 20"
Torrid Flurry
74x46"
Walking on a Dream Diptych
80 x 21 each
Velvet Stare
Velvet Stare*
58" x 32"
Fab-Deloo*
Fab-Deloo*
35" x 53"
Summer Grin*
Summer Grin*
38" x 60"
Poetic Nature
36x58"
Joyful Daze
Joyful Daze
53" x 46"
Swing Time
46 x 72"
07-28-14
Elegance in Detail
76x36"
Equus*
47x47
Beauty Bound
52x46"
Splish
Splish
30" x 30"
Atomic Square
Atomic Square
24" x 24"
Splash
Splash
30" x 30"
Uncommon Trance Diptych*
38" x 43"
Leaning Grin
Leaning Grin
40" x 70"
Playing the Light
88 x 45"
Fluid Rhyme*
45x88"
Fab Deloo 2
40" x 32"
Dreaming of Cool*
63x47"
Into the 'Knew'
83x44"
Equus Strong Blue
47 x 47
Floating True
45x31"
Vivid Sight*
55 x 31"
Outer Reach*
Outer Reach*
64" x 44"
Bending the Flow #2
28 x 30"
OO LA LA
67 x 48"
Free Wheelin
Free Wheelin
58" x 46"
Indigo Yellow
24" x 24"
Push the Sky
42 x 90"
Magical Thrill*
45 x 45"
Luxury of Time
45x59"
Bending the Flow #5
33 x 29"
Red Junior Suite
Red Junior Suite
10" x 10" each
Free Turn
62 x 46"
Righteous Flow*
Righteous Flow*
44" x 40"
Quiet Flight
60 x 32 x 16
High Expression
82.5 x 24"
Aqua Blur
Aqua Blur
72" x 44"
Clash of Interest*
43 x 81
Because the Chaos
23x71"
Swirl*
Swirl*
50"h x 25"w x 17"d
Stare Junior
Stare Junior
24" x 24"
Blue Shock
Blue Shock
76" x 40"
Brownsville Whirl
Brownsville Whirl
42" x 72"
Supercalafragulistic*
Supercalafragulistic*
40" x 63"
Chrysalis Diptych
59.5 x 14.5 each
Pretty Daze
46x58"
Whirl
Whirl
57"h x 29"w x 14"d
Responsive Pace
22x20x46"
Bending the Flow #4
28 x 32"
Slip Dream
Slip Dream
36" x 66"
Silver Tusk
39 x 32 x 8"
The Edge of Why*
The Edge of Why*
47" x 29"
Quiet Landing
17x17x42
Chief Wolf Robe II from Oklahoma
45"x45"
Powder Hue*
72 x 46"
Just Beneath the Surface
Just Beneath the Surface
44" x 47"
Book Mobile in the Woods
31x47
Bending the Flow #6
23 x 28"
From the Hip
47x76"
Bending the Flow #3
22 x 27"
Touch of New Too (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Molten Flow
80x39"
Bending the Trend *
60x48"

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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