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.