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04 Jan

Colored pixels: Chuck Close

One thing we like about digital is the pixellated nature of it. Seen up close you only see individual blocks of color. From a distance, you'll see a recognizable image as the colors blend together. Chuck Close's paintings are digital, not because it's made with a computer. Paintings are created one pixel at a time. The process is what it's about. Usually each pixel will have only one color, as with his more photorealistic pieces. And this is where Chuck has altered from the norm in some of his works, as you can see above where his pixels are actually like small multi-colored abstract pieces that together form the image in mind. Using different, often contrasting colors in each pixel, an average color is created that, when seen from a distance, becomes part of an entire piece.

(Photo's courtesy of Pace Gallery

 

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