Paul Tamanian

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

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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