It seems like straight-forward portraits aren't enough anymore, just check out Chuck Close's artwork. Since the popularity of pixelated paintings, artists have been exploring new ways to keep this mosaic-like, blurry technique alike. Chuck Close does this by introducing a blotty, kaleidoscopic touch to his works of art.
Of course, Chuck Close has been working away at his craft for nearly 30 years now and is now one of the most celebrated American artists working today. Perhaps it is society's appreciation for unique portrait techniques that bring works such as what is seen in Chuck Close's portfolio to the forefront of Internet news.
Chuck Close's most recent series of self-portraits and large-scale oil paintings of artists Kara Walker, Laurie Anderson and Zhang Huan are currently being exhibited at Blum and Poe in Culver City.