The Work of Chuck Close

Chuck Close is an American artist who suffers from facial blindness. However his suffering is in no way depilating, as his work shows. Although unable to recognise people from seeing their face alone, he has profiled his close family and friends in this amazing style so as to remember them.

He creates these remarkable images using a unique technique which involves creating a grid as an underlying basis of an image. Or in his words “I build a painting by putting little marks together – some look like hot dogs, some like doughnuts.”

You can find out more about Chuck by watching The Man Who Forgot How to Read on BBC iPlayer, a fascinating programme exploring the importance of communication.

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