From Michael Victor, the Artist, welcome to this intro to pxImpressionism -– one fit for today's 'Pixel ▪Zoom' Generations.
Only natural, right? Interchangeable, the heart and source of it are pxImpressions|microimpressions.
In Pastels XL Works, pxims arise from color particles that -- with varying pressure - I lay-in by-Hand while forging original compositions. Micro patterned textures and color effects that vary naturally are pxImpressions -- pxims for short.
Not readily perceived and often truly microscopic, pxims vary widely within works, and between works, dramatically!
Area color & effects are not fixed precisely, in contrast to works by 19th Century Impressionists. Instead -- after they are scanned|rasterized -- I 'zoom-in' to inspect, interpret, enhance, and then magnify pxims uniformly in entire ▪XL Works.
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 for artists.
I think Degas and his contemporaries would be thrilled. As pixels themselves are flecks of light across spectra of color,
Impressionists would have enthusiastically embraced painting with pixels.
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
"...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 all XL Phases."
pxImpressionist Exhibition 2020
Pastels ▪XL Works
pxIms ▪The Art of Zooming-In Advances
OnTheFringe Gallery Tribeca, NYC Mar-Aug
#LSCP Series Works - Downlit LED Color
#SheroesNY 2020 - Backlit Canvas LED Color
#AllUSHeroes 2020 - Portrait Studies 2005-20
Barcelona, Spain July 2019
Passeig de Gracia Station
New York City Jan - Apr
Agora Gallery MVR Press Release
Viviana Puello Gallery Mar-Apr
Artist Michael Victor ▪ MVR