In his career as a painter, Chuck Close has used the grid method as a formal structure in his work. In his early years as a photo-realist, Close hid the grid with paint. In his later work, the grid becomes an essential part of his paintings.
1. Choose one of Close’s paintings (you’ll find a gallery at http://chuckclose.com). Comment on the significance of his technique using the grid system.
2. In his words, Close says he “builds experiences for the viewer.” What is your personal response to his work?
In your sketchbook, do a 1 hour drawing of something of your choice. Begin with a grid that will remain in your design. Color is optional.