Paul Chepolis is an artist with a mission.
Having worked with copper as a sculptural medium for some 40 years, he has recently been creating and fabricating custom luminaires - light fixtures - with copper. His recent body of work was informed by his sculptural vocabulary. The constraints and parameters of copper as a medium are largely informing his new designs.
His mission is nothing less than to eliminate the perceptual chasm between fine art and functional art by permanently realigning preconceptions of a chandelier's form.
An award-winning sculptor, Paul Chepolis had a sculptural installation at Bergdorf Goodman and has shown at a number of galleries in New York and the New York region.
Chepolis is a long-term resident of Manhattan, with a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.