Paul Tamanian

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

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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