Portraits by Chuck Close

Chuck Close works in a nontraditional manner by combining many small geometric forms, usually squares or rectangles, to create a portrait. The individual elements he uses in making an image may be termed pixels. He chooses  his subjects from the challenge that their facial details represent and does little to model or round forms. His compositions are usually based on photographs taken with a large-format camera and he retains the distortions induced by his subject’s proximity to the camera and may even enhance the distortions.

ARTWORK

Lyle by Chuck Close
Lyle by Chuck Close
Lyle by Chuck Close
2003
James by Chuck Close
James by Chuck Close
James by Chuck Close
2004
Cecily by Chuck Close
Cecily by Chuck Close
Cecily by Chuck Close
2012
Kate by Chuck Close
Kate by Chuck Close
Kate by Chuck Close
2011
Cindy Smile by Chuck Close
Cindy Smile by Chuck Close
Cindy Smile by Chuck Close
2013