Aldo Chaparro


The Artist

Aldo Chaparro, born in 1965 in Lima (Peru), lives and works in México City, New York and Lima.
In his totem sculptures, the stability of the wood joist and steel plates is disguised as fragility, maintaining the eternal qualities of the materials, which for the artist are themselves a work of art. By using the simplest possible means, the inherent nature of the aesthetic object shifts. The subtraction of mater on his chainsawed wood joists, and also on his computer models, points towards the Zen ideas of negative space, and on how it defines objects in which its essence depends on their ability to hold or be completed.
This is why Chaparro's work is leaded by a research on the connection established between the artist and his materials of choice as he reduces them to abstract forms.
On this aesthetic, his works are the path to deep thoughts that exist just by occupying space, which give us the sensation of being suspended in time, just like the Noh theater of the Muromachi period.
Chaparro's work is often connected to his heritage, and it is appreciated all around the world. He was the protagonist of personal exhibitions at the Centro de las Artes, Monterrey (2018); Peana Projects, Paris (2017); Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid(2016); Palazzo Pamphilij, Rome, Italy(2013); James Kelly Gallery, USA (2012); Leeahn Gallery, Daegu/Seúl, Corea (2011); Vanishing Act, FIFI Projects, New York, US (2010); White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London, UK (2009); Lucia de la Puente Gallery, Lima, Peru (2008); Dabbah-Torrejón Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentin (2007); ftonterrey Gallery, México (1998); , Galería Ramis Barquet Cintermex, Monterrey Mexico (1994).
He has also been featured in many international group exhibitions, among which we remember: Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India (2018); Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, España (2018); Art & Public Cabinet PH, Ginebra, Suiza (2016); Public Art Projects, Mexico DF (2015); FIFI projects, San Pedro Garza-García, Mexico (2014); Galería OftR y el52, Mexico City, Mexico (2011); Zona MACO, OftR, Mexico City, Mexico (2009); ftuseo de la Ciudad de ftéxico, Mexico City, Mexico (2008); Galería de Arte ftexicano, México DF(2007); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (2002); Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2002); Centro Cultural de ftéxico, Paris, France(2001); Bienal de Lima, Lima, Peru (2000); Cuarta Bienal de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico (1999); Art Deposit, Monterrey, Mexico (1998); Galería Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico (1997); Andrew ftumery Gallery, London, UK (1996); ftuseo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber, Caracas,Venezuela (1992).
Chaparro's work is also featured in many collections, among which we mention: The Jumex Foundation, Mexico; The Coppel Collection, Mexico; The CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA; The Helga de Alvear Foundation, Cáceres, Spain; Simon de Pury, London, UK; Douglas Baxter's Collection, New York, USA; Domenico de Sole Collection, Hilton Head, USA; Guler Sabanci Collection, Istambul, Turkey; Pierre Huber Collection, Switzerland; Jorge Pérez Collection, Miami, USA.

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