Mark Tansey By: Khadija. Osman Year of Birth/ Place of Origin • Mark Tansey was born on 1949 in San Jose, California and he also lives and works in Portsmouth, Rhode island and sometimes New York. • He is known for monochromatic works, elaborate paintings and incorporating hidden text, also images and symbols and his invention of the color wheel. • It is a wooden wheel that consists of three rows with ambiguous words is spun the, so that Mark Tansey can work on his next subject. Years/ Place of Productivity • He started his first major exhibition in New York and it also started in 1997. Purpose/ Message • Mark Tansey’s paintings represent every historical occurrence. They also reveal certain characteristics under close detail. • From Rene Magritte’s eight methods he decided that the illustration and the representation were fundamentally need to improve the flaws between art and practice, also symbol and meanings. • The purpose of Tansey’s artwork is to articulate the thought and feeling about our world. • Based on his paintings it looks like almost all of his paintings are based on sadness.