Mark Tansey, ‘Push/Pull’, 2003, Gagosian

Image rights: © Mark Tansey. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

About Mark Tansey

Mark Tansey's densely imaginative canvases derive from a labor-intensive composition process. Using a huge trove of collected material, including his own photographs and magazine clippings, Tansey manipulates, crops, combines, and photocopies the forms. His collages serve as studies for large, monochromatic oil paintings of figures and landscapes, whose precise photographic quality is achieved by applying gesso and then washing, brushing, and scraping paint into it. Though they resemble straightforward narrative scenes, the paintings are full of visual puns and references. Wake (2003), one of many works in ultramarine blue, hides a portrait of novelist and poet James Joyce in a speeding boat's wake.

American, b. 1949, San Jose, California, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

2011
Beverly Hills,
2009
London,
Mark Tansey

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Omer Tiroche Gallery at Art Miami 2017
2017
Mark Borghi Fine Art at Art Miami 2017