Odd Interview: Jesus Chaparro

An Interview

By Amir Bagheri

Jesus Chaparro began to create rocks in order to explore the complexity of something so familiar, yet easily overlooked. Initially inspired by his studies in Japanese aesthetics and a weekly commute in Oregon desert, he mimics the natural forces that act upon rocks by digitally scanning and modifying them, then physically reconstructing┬áthem out of printed paper forms. These “digitally organic” recreations contain a process history that invites consideration of how these objects came to be, and where their organic counterparts are now.

Jesus is also a product of multiple backgrounds and forces. Born in Texas, he has also lived in Mexico and Oregon. He received a BA in Studio Art from Whiteman College. Jesus first came to Japan in 2015, he currently works as an Art Educator in Takamatsu City.