PXL Matrix by Josh Kottler are low resolution LED curtains. There are 496 LEDs in each and the curtains are 11 feet tall. The LEDs create a soft, almost pastel glow. They will be hanging off the Portland Opera Balcony.
Born and raised in the Manzano Mountains southeast of Albuquerque New Mexico, Josh always loved making things. As a mountain boy, I was able to build, destroy and set fire to most anything that caught my attention.
Drawn to the Pacific Northwest by music, culture, and water, I came to Portland in 2001. Working as an Event Production Manager, I discovered these little LEDs and my team and I built about 120 4’ strips, numerous custom cables and power supplies. After leaving the company and going freelance, I was asked by the Portland Trail Blazers to setup an LED tunnel for the 2015 NBA Playoffs. This set me in motion to start a company, build my own LED system, and PXLMatrix was born.
For the past year, I have been working on PXLMatrix to design, build, and refine my PXLMesh LED Curtains, as well as creating beautiful visual graphic content and renting curtains for events.