Chuck Close revolutionized portrait painting at a time when the genre was becoming neglected in favor of photography in the 1960s. The artist frequently works from gridded photographic stills, using the principles of pixilation to create large-scale monochrome and color paintings that range from photorealist to mildly psychedelic. In an idiosyncratic fusion of craftsmanship and technology, Close moves seamlessly from one medium to the… Read more
About the artwork
Chuck Close’s portrait of contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Huan is a thrilling blend of abstraction and realism. Showcasing his unique approach to constructing an image, the color silkscreen reveals the influence of digital technology on his art practice.