Aldo Chaparro : That elusive sentiment
January 28th – March 18 2023
San Diego, December 8, 2022 – Madison Gallery is pleased to welcome Aldo Chaparro to San Diego for his solo exhibition: That elusive sentiment. This marks Chaparro’s first project and collaboration with Madison Gallery. The artist will be in attendance the evening of January 28, 2023 in celebration of the opening.
Aldo Chaparro is a Mexican artist born in 1965 who divides his time between Mexico City, Monterrey Lima, Madrid, Paris, and Southern California. He distributes his time among them, seeking to generate a more intimate and deep connection with the cities where he develops his projects.
Chaparro’s work is based on the interactions between materials and disciplines, from curatorship, film, public art, architecture, industrial and editorial design, to music, sculpture, painting and installation.
This tendency to jump from one language to another has generated in him a constant concern about the processes in art and the connection that these disciplines have with broader areas of society. In this way, his work has become a testimony of various processes, discarding in some way the idea that the value of the work is in the resulting object and its strict relationship with the art world.
Chaparro is best known for his use of sculpture and painting to explore form in post-industrial ways. The most obvious is the concept of sumi-e in Zen, or the aesthetic in which simplicity and the idea of maximum effect is created with minimum means. For Chaparros work, this simplicity of mediums is used to explore purity and the eternal nature of his subjects. U
Aldo Chaparro’s work is included in the collections of the The Jumex Foundation/Mexico, The Coppel Collection/Mexico, The CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation/Miami, FL/The Helga de Alvear Foundation, Spain/ Pontificia Universidad Católica de Lima/ Peru, Simon de Pury/ UK, The Douglas Baxter Collection/New York, Pierre Huber Collection/Switzerland and the Jorge Perez Museum Collection/Miami, FL.
Madison Gallery was founded by Lorna York in 2001. The program focuses on internationally recognized, museum-level artists whose work contributes to domestic and international cultural dialogue. The gallery presents significant Latin artists and brings international artists to San Diego for the first time. The core gallery program focuses on young and emerging artists, but the gallery also punctuates the program with historical exhibitions to provide depth and context. Artists represented by Madison Gallery receive critical attention and are widely exhibited. Many of the gallery’s primary artists, originally shown with Madison Gallery, are now being shown internationally and by established galleries in other cities, proving that the gallery has become a springboard for young talent