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Vardea Chryssa

 (1933 - 2013)
Vardea (Mavromichali) Chryssa was active/lived in New York / Greece, France.  Vardea Chryssa is known for neon luminous pop image sculpture, assemblage.

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Vardea Chryssa


Born and educated in Athens, Greece, Vardea Chryssa, known professionally as Chryssa, became a U.S. citizen and earned a reputation for her sculptured assemblages utilizing light from neon, and plexiglas combined with mixed media pieces.  One of her pieces, Untitled Light Sculpture (1980) is 22 feet long and is installed in the atrium of a building at 33 Monroe Street in Chicago.  It was programmed electronically to create changing patterns of reflected light through 900 feet of neon tubing.

Chryssa's sculptures with precision and definite form were a reaction against the prevalent Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s with its emphasis purely upon the artist's intent. In her work, the focus is on material  ...  Displaying 750 of 7034 characters.



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About  Vardea Chryssa

Born:  1933 - Athens, Greece
Died:   2013
Known for:  neon luminous pop image sculpture, assemblage