Chuck Close
Chuck Close

If every artist finds his measure of “Ego” in art, I’ll be the first to say that I don’t have enough of it. Thus, I decided to create an artificial ego. If, as Freud has written, the ego as the building block of a modern artist’s creativity, what might the visual expression of that ego might look like today? The ideal material for this concept is found in the ego of other artists. In applying an imagined centripetal force to each image, I force the striking color averages of Chuck Close to rush to the center of my artificial “Ego.”

Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
Jean Michel Basquiat
Jean Michel Basquiat
Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons
Komar and Melamid
Komar and Melamid
Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh
Mark Rothko
Mark Rothko
Mark Bredford
Mark Bredford
Paul Gauguin
Paul Gauguin
Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter
Chuck Close Ego at Louvre
Chuck Close Ego at Louvre
Van Gogh Ego Pyramid
Van Gogh Ego Pyramid
Chuck Close
Salvador Dali
Jean Michel Basquiat
Jeff Koons
Komar and Melamid
Vincent Van Gogh
Mark Rothko
Mark Bredford
Paul Gauguin
Gerhard Richter
Chuck Close Ego at Louvre
Van Gogh Ego Pyramid
Chuck Close

If every artist finds his measure of “Ego” in art, I’ll be the first to say that I don’t have enough of it. Thus, I decided to create an artificial ego. If, as Freud has written, the ego as the building block of a modern artist’s creativity, what might the visual expression of that ego might look like today? The ideal material for this concept is found in the ego of other artists. In applying an imagined centripetal force to each image, I force the striking color averages of Chuck Close to rush to the center of my artificial “Ego.”

Salvador Dali
Jean Michel Basquiat
Jeff Koons
Komar and Melamid
Vincent Van Gogh
Mark Rothko
Mark Bredford
Paul Gauguin
Gerhard Richter
Chuck Close Ego at Louvre
Van Gogh Ego Pyramid
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