Chuck Close Quotes and Comments
Inspirational Art Quotes by the American photo realist
artist Chuck Close
born Chuck Close - Washington, USA - 5th
of July, 1940 / Lives - USA
Popular Chuck Close paintings include large photo
realistic portraits, often painted from an up-close
perspective. Close's later portraits use a process
of abstracting the images with patterns, while retaining
an illusion of realism from a distance.
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+ I am going for a level of perfection that is
only mine.. Most of the pleasure is in getting
the last little piece perfect.
+ I always thought that one of the reasons why
a painter likes especially to have other painters
look at his or her work is the shared experience
of having pushed paint around.
+ Like any corporation, I have the benefit of
the brainpower of everyone who is working for
me. It all ends up being my work, the corporate
me, but everyone extends ideas and comes up with
+ Inspiration is highly overrated. If you sit
around and wait for the clouds to part, it's not
liable to ever happen. More often than not work
+ I wasn't a good student, I wasn't an athlete,
and I think that helped focus me early in my life.
+ I think a painter looking at a painting sees
the image, but they also see how the image was
+ I've always thought that problem solving is
highly overrated and that problem creation is
far more interesting.