When digital artist Scott Blake created a website he called the “Chuck Close Filter” — which takes photos and makes mosaics out of them, in the style of Close’s famous paintings — he didn’t expect to get in trouble with the legendary artist himself.
“It wasn’t malicious; it wasn’t meant to be antagonistic,” Blake said in a phone interview with Wired. “It was an expression of my generation, and computer culture, and making art with computers. I don’t use a brush. I use a mouse and a keyboard, and how I express myself is with those tools.”
Chuck Close Animation: