ROFA PROJECTS
POTOMAC, MD, USA

 

RoFa Projects is a gallery created to advance the social and cultural awareness of Latin American contemporary art, with an emphasis on South and Central America. Rofa projects opened her activity in the United States in 2014, although her founder has directed galleries and art foundations in various countries such as Venezuela and Brazil. Rofa projects work with emerging and mid career Latin-American artists that seek to reflect a more experimental concept of the work of art. Our mission is to link the artists of Latin America with the international arena. Mainly artists interested in the artistic discourse associated with the diverse visions of the socio-political processes that we live worldwide.


ALDO CHAPARRO

Aldo Chaparro, Mx Blue, March 6, 2019 13:29, 2019, Stainless Steel and BMW Grupo Bavaria automotive paint, 59 1/10 × 38 3/5 × 14 1/5 in 150 × 98 × 36 cm

Aldo Chaparro (b.1965) is a Mexican/Peruvian artist whose work focuses in the use of sculpture and painting to explore form in post-industrial ways. He currently lives and works between Mexico City, Los Angeles and Lima. Chaparro explores form through void, matter and the human body using quick processes to transform prefabricated materials into unique objects.

Using elements commonly used for construction, he creates forms in balance by manipulating and subtracting matter. He is part of important collections such: Jumex Foundation, Coppel Collection, CIFO-Cismeros Collection, Perez Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Lima, Helga Alvear Foundation, etcAldo Chaparro’s sculptures made with bent steel are the result of his ongoing relationship with the material.

Steel has been present in mankind since ancient times. However the steel sheets used by Chaparro are characteristic of the industrial era. Their slimness, neatness and their reflective quality can only be achieved through machines, and because of that, the sculptures’ violent nature creates great contrast with the nature of the sheets, as Chaparro kicks, bends, and jumps on them using nothing but his body and his own weight.

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