Paul Tamanian

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

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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