“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.” ― Chuck Close
Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, White Cube Bermondsey, London
Chuck Close suffers from Prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness, he is unable to recognize faces. Painting portraits, helps him to recognize and remember faces. He records minute close up detail. Photographic quality of his work. To create his work Close puts a grid on a photo and on the canvas and copies cell by cell. Each square within the grid is filled with roughly executed regions of color which give the cell a perceived 'average' hue which makes sense from a distance.