Chuck Close Quotes

Top 58 wise famous quotes and sayings by Chuck Close

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Chuck Close quotes: I have always attempted to create images that deliver the maximum amount of information about the subject. I have always attempted to create images that deliver the maximum amount of information about the subject.
Chuck Close quotes: I have a great deal of difficulty recognizing faces, especially if I haven't - if I've just met somebody, it's hopeless. I have a great deal of difficulty recognizing faces, especially if I haven't - if I've just met somebody, it's hopeless.
Chuck Close quotes: I only have so much time and energy and money, and I'm going to put it into my work. I only have so much time and energy and money, and I'm going to put it into my work.
Chuck Close quotes: Those who are waiting for an epiphany to strike may wait forever. The artist simply goes to work, making art, both good and not so good. Those who are waiting for an epiphany to strike may wait forever. The artist simply goes to work, making art, both good and not so good.
Chuck Close quotes: I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made. I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have. I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made. I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have.
Chuck Close quotes: I love sculpture, and minimal sculpture is really my favorite stuff, but I wasn't very good at it, and I don't think in a three-dimensional way. I love sculpture, and minimal sculpture is really my favorite stuff, but I wasn't very good at it, and I don't think in a three-dimensional way.
Chuck Close quotes: I love making art ... It's largely how I see myself. I'm an artist; therefore I have to make art. I love making art ... It's largely how I see myself. I'm an artist; therefore I have to make art.
Chuck Close quotes: At the same time that I'm finding the color world I want, I'm also trying to make the imagery, you know, by the nature of the strokes themselves. At the same time that I'm finding the color world I want, I'm also trying to make the imagery, you know, by the nature of the strokes themselves.
Chuck Close quotes: Never let anyone define what you are capable of by using parameters that don't apply to you. Never let anyone define what you are capable of by using parameters that don't apply to you.
Chuck Close quotes: I always thought problem solving was greatly overrated - and that the most important thing was problem creation. I always thought problem solving was greatly overrated - and that the most important thing was problem creation.
Chuck Close quotes: There's something Zen-like about the way I work - it's like raking gravel in a Zen Buddhist garden. There's something Zen-like about the way I work - it's like raking gravel in a Zen Buddhist garden.
Chuck Close quotes: I don't care about the Guggenheim. The Guggenheim isn't involved in anything that I am interested in. I don't care about motorcycles and Armani suits. I don't care about the Guggenheim. The Guggenheim isn't involved in anything that I am interested in. I don't care about motorcycles and Armani suits.
Chuck Close quotes: The first thing I do is take Polaroids of the sitter - 10 or 12 color Polaroids and eight or 10 black-and whites. The first thing I do is take Polaroids of the sitter - 10 or 12 color Polaroids and eight or 10 black-and whites.
Chuck Close quotes: 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 am going for a level of perfection that is only mine ... Most of the pleasure is in getting the last little piece perfect.
Chuck Close quotes: It doesn't upset artists to find out that artists used lenses or mirrors or other aids, but it certainly does upset the art historians. It doesn't upset artists to find out that artists used lenses or mirrors or other aids, but it certainly does upset the art historians.
Chuck Close quotes: No one was more surprised than me when my paintings started selling, except maybe my dealer. No one was more surprised than me when my paintings started selling, except maybe my dealer.
Chuck Close quotes: The reason I don't like realist, photorealist, neorealist, or whatever, is that I am as interested in the artificial as I am in the real. The reason I don't like realist, photorealist, neorealist, or whatever, is that I am as interested in the artificial as I am in the real.
Chuck Close quotes: Losing my father at a tender age was extremely important in being able to accept what happened to me later when I became a quadriplegic. Losing my father at a tender age was extremely important in being able to accept what happened to me later when I became a quadriplegic.
Chuck Close quotes: I never said the camera was truth. It is, however, a more accurate and more objective way of seeing. I never said the camera was truth. It is, however, a more accurate and more objective way of seeing.
Chuck Close quotes: I build a painting by putting little marks together-some look like hot dogs, some like doughnuts. I build a painting by putting little marks together-some look like hot dogs, some like doughnuts.
Chuck Close quotes: If you're overwhelmed by the size of a problem, break it down into smaller pieces. If you're overwhelmed by the size of a problem, break it down into smaller pieces.
Chuck Close quotes: A photograph doesn't gain weight or lose weight, or change from being happy to being sad. It's frozen. You can use it, then recycle it. A photograph doesn't gain weight or lose weight, or change from being happy to being sad. It's frozen. You can use it, then recycle it.
Chuck Close quotes: Painting is the frozen evidence of a performance. Painting is the frozen evidence of a performance.
Chuck Close quotes: I don't believe in inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs. Some of the time you know you're cooking, and the rest of the time, you just do it. I don't believe in inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs. Some of the time you know you're cooking, and the rest of the time, you just do it.
Chuck Close quotes: Of all the artists who emerged in the '80s, I think perhaps Cindy Sherman is the most important. Of all the artists who emerged in the '80s, I think perhaps Cindy Sherman is the most important.
Chuck Close quotes: All the fingerprint paintings are done without a grid. All the fingerprint paintings are done without a grid.
Chuck Close quotes: I've always thought that problem-solving is highly overrated and that problem creation is far more interesting. I've always thought that problem-solving is highly overrated and that problem creation is far more interesting.
Chuck Close quotes: Every child should have a chance to feel special. Every child should have a chance to feel special.
Chuck Close quotes: There are things about signing on to a process over the long term that protect you from the buffeting winds of change. There are things about signing on to a process over the long term that protect you from the buffeting winds of change.
Chuck Close quotes: I'm very learning-disabled, and I think it drove me to what I'm doing. I'm very learning-disabled, and I think it drove me to what I'm doing.