Chuck Close



Current exhibition

16 January 2020 – 7 March 2020
White Cube Hong Kong

White Cube Hong Kong is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Chuck Close. Featuring oil painting, mosaic and tapestry, the works foreground Close’s radical exploration of media, and reflect the artist’s ability to push technique and the language of colour in ways that challenge and alter the viewer’s perception.

In his recent production Close concerns himself with the complex relationship between the ‘real’ and the digital, responding to the ever-increasing speed of today’s image replication and distribution, specifically that of the human face. Reflecting the way that digital technology has demanded a new way of looking, his work draws on new methods of image making, in much the same way that his early paintings from the late-1960s reflected the era’s burgeoning mechanical reproduction industry. ‘Technology has played such a role in our lives; it’s kind of nice when it serves the handmade, where the touch is revealed on the surface of the object’, he has commented.


Past Exhibitions