This is a self portrait of Chuck Close from 2004. Chuck Close is a photo realist painter which means he takes photographs of people and then creates paintings that appears to be very realistic. This is one example of Chuck Closes photorealist paintings. He uses a grid-based technique and paints each grid so that the portrait looks real. I like this painting because I think the techniques he used are interesting and its like nothing ive ever seen before. If you look at it from far away it just looks like a photo of someone, but if you get close you can see each indiviaul grid and how each grid is painted differently. Its really interesting.