From Michael Victor, the Artist, welcome to contemporary pxImpressionism -– for today's 'Pixel ▪Zoom' generations/populations. The heart & source of it are microimpressions I call 'pxImpressions'-- pxims for short.
In Pastels·XL Works (above), pxims arise from pigment grains that I lay-in by-Hand while forging compositions with Hard Pastel media. Pxims are micro patterned textures and color effects that vary naturally, lying under the surface.
Not readily perceived and often microscopic, pxims vary widely within works, and between works even more. Area color & effects are not fixed precisely, in contrast to 19th Century Impressionism. Instead after they are scanned (rasterized), I 'zoom-in' to refine & interpret them, and then thru the ▪XL Works*Process magnify original compositions entirely.
Nonetheless, the Impressionists made pxims. This Gallery shows some by 19C Master Edgar Degas. Please open to view.
Once enhanced, the ▪XL*Process magnifies luminous effects before now implausible -- as by Degas -- to the light of day
to become collectively a palpable, rich new medium.
I think Degas and his 19C contemporaries would be thrilled. As pixels themselves are flecks of light across spectra of color,
they would have enthusiastically embraced painting with pixels.
see more on how pxIm-pressions and the ▪XL*Process evolved.
Exhibit ConTEMPOrary Art 2020 pxImpressionist
ConTEMPO 2020 NYC Art Innovations
OntheFringe NYC Tribeca March -Oct.
#SheroesNY LED BackLit TransLucent Canvas
#AllUSHeroes Portraits 2005-20
#Zo-omBox NY StreetVideo Projection
Barcelona, Spain July 2019
Passeig de Gracia Station
New York City Jan - Apr
Agora Gallery MVR Press Release
Viviana Puello Gallery Mar-Apr
"...Like everything digital today, fine-art print technology & archival paper offerings advance w blinding speed!
Fine pxims need sheen paper.
There are pros/cons to canvas prints & final color by hand, indicative of great flexibility & decision-making
required through 3 ·XL*Process phases."
MVR: Nature and Virtuality
."....MVR’s works go electric with vitality, felt in swift strokes down to minute details, which resemble dot patterns of Pointillism.
The difference – owing to variation in subjects, light conditions, techniques, paper media, etc – patterns of source pixels have such tremendous variety to yield dozens of fresh artistic effects."
ArtFix Daily News 1.14.19
MVR Press Release, Art FixDaily.com
Artist Michael Victor ▪ MVR