ConTEMPOrary Art  XL Works

      By-Hand and pxPaint Media Mix                  

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.

In About, on Facebook  and Instagram,

 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 

 #LSCP Series  Dynamic SpotLit Color 

     #AllUSHeroes  Portraits 2005-20       

       #Zo-omBox NY  StreetVideo Projection   

Exhibitions 2019

Barcelona, Spain  July 2019

Passeig de Gracia Station

with Contemporary Art Station

    Download PDF MVR Interview

New York City  Jan - Apr

On EARTH and Elsewhere

Agora Gallery Contemporary Art NYC   

Agora Gallery  MVR Press Release


Viviana Puello Gallery  Mar-Apr

 XL Works: 

The Landscape of 21C Lady Liberties

"It Is Called WE R ALL 'United' Now"

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XL *Process

"...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

Artist Michael Victor  MVR  

Life21c Galleries

Page Titles represent XL Works Series.  

© Autumn 2020 by Michael Victor  MVR

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