Born in 1965 - Lives and works between Mexico City, Lima and Los Angeles.
Aldo Chaparro is a Mexican-Peruvian artist whose work focuses on sculpture and architecture. He explores the spatial and architectural richness and his artworks are built from rapid processes.
Throughout his career, under the influence of Michaelangelo Pistolleto or Robert Morris, the artist works on reflection and mirror effect which have always been key points in his reflection. Over time, he developed close ties with his favorite materials such as steel, wood and neon.
On his bent steels, industrial finesse, cleanliness and quality of reflection of the metal is in contrast with the violent nature of the sculptures. He applies force to the materials while letting the steel sheets decide their own shape. His mastery and technique he acquired allow him to obtain from the metal an appearance of crumpled paper reminiscent of a crumpled sheet thrown in the trash. The metal thus loses its formal rigor and becomes a fragile element. The process used allows a unique crystallization of the color without the paint being damaged during folding. The colorful and shiny finishes are reminiscent of the sculptures of Jeff Koons. The work on wood is carried out in a practice which tends to decontextualize the works of their fields of origin.
His works are notably part of large collections by Simon de Pury (London), Pierre Huber, the Jumex Foundation, Domenico de Sole Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sotheby’s, or the Perez Art Museum in Miami.
SOLO & GROUP SHOW
- Art Basel
- Art Basel Miami
- Art Dubai (Solo project in Madinat Jumeirah Arena)
- Art Brussels
- Zona Maco
- Arco Madrid
- Material Art Fair
SELECTED PRIVATE & PUBLICS COLLECTIONS
- The Jumex Foundation / Collection (Mexico).
- The Coppel Collection (Mexico).
- The CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Miami – U.S.).
- The Helga of Alvear Foundation (Cáceres – Spain).
- Simon de Pury (London – U.K.).
- Douglas Baxter’s Collection (New York – U.S.).
- Domenico de Sole, (Hilton Head, U.S.
- Guler Sabanci, (Istanbul, Turkey).
- Pierre Huber Collection, (Switzerland).
- Museum of Contemporary Art Lima, (Lima, Peru).
- Perez Art Museum Miami (Miami, U.S.)
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