CHUCK CLOSE- MAR Ravenna Biennale

6 Mosaic portraits, MAR Ravenna Biennale, Ravenna, Italy, © Chuck Close 2019

Commissioned by Ravenna Art Museum

Chuck Close likes to push the boundaries of different techniques, processes and materials, working with various collaborators to achieve his vision.

The Museum of Art of the city of Ravenna’s mosaic exhibition presents Chuck Close’s new series of mosaic artworks as well as related works, such as prints, tapestries and photographs.

The Chuck Close MAR Ravenna exhibit also documents the production process of these works by fabricators Mosaika Art and Design and Magnolia Editions, as well as the 12 works they produced for the 86th St. Subway Station at Second Avenue in New York City.


Self Portrait Jade Glasses

glass and ceramic tile

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Jade Glasses detail

JG studio

kids look at mosaic

artist with self-portrait


Fred

ceramic tile

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Fred in the studio

left eye
Chuck Close, Fred, 2017-2018, hand-glazed ceramic tile, 78″ × 65″ (198.1 cm × 165.1 cm), PAINTING, No. 70065, Format of original photography: digital
right eye
Chuck Close, Fred, 2017-2018, hand-glazed ceramic tile, 78″ × 65″ (198.1 cm × 165.1 cm), PAINTING, No. 70065, Format of original photography: digital
mouth detail
Chuck Close, Fred, 2017-2018, hand-glazed ceramic tile, 78″ × 65″ (198.1 cm × 165.1 cm), PAINTING, No. 70065, Format of original photography: digital

Lucas

glass and ceramic tile

official poster

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LUCAS 3x details

Chuck Close with Lucas portrait


Self Portrait Yellow Raincoat

glass and ceramic tile

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studio

 

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Lorna

hand-glazed ceramic tile

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lorna detail warm and cool

lorna detail eyes


Suzanne

Hand-glazed ceramic tile

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Chuck Close and Suzanne