Jiří Georg Dokoupil, ‘Untitled’, 2013-2016, Dirimart

About Jiří Georg Dokoupil

Founding member of the “wild youth” art collectives Mülheimer Freiheit and Junge Wilde, artist Jiří Georg Dokoupil is known for defying classification with his continually evolving artistic style. Exploring over one hundred different artistic techniques and experimenting with neo-expressionism, figuration, and avant-garde styles, Dokoupil can only be described as a postmodern artist. In 1989 he began a series of soot paintings, using the flame of a candle as a paintbrush to depict figures such as Jesus Christ. Dokoupil has also experimented with using a whip as paintbrush, and has incorporated other unconventional materials such as liquid soap and rolling tires into his work.

Czech, b. 1954, Krnov, Czech Republic, based in Berlin, Madrid, Prague, Rio Janeiro and Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Group Shows

2017
Madrid,
Frieze NY
2016
Groninger Museum, 
Groningen, Netherlands,
Die Neuen Wilden. Figurative Malerei in der BRD in den 80er Jahren
2016
Exhibition hall Arsenals, 
Riga, Latvia,
German Art Since The Late 1960s
2016
Latvian National Museum of Art, 
Riga, Latvia,
Wahlverwandtschaften, Deutsche Kunst seit den späten 1960er Jahren
2015
Munich,
"Gefühl und Härte" Malerei der 80er Jahre
2015
Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, 
Augsburg, Germany,
Aufruhr in Augsburg. Deutsche Malerei der 1960er bis 1980er Jahre
2014
Salon der Gegenwart, 
Hamburg, Germany,
salondergegenwart
2003
ZKM Karlsruhe, 
Karlsruhe, Germany,
Obsessive Malerei
1984
Museum of Modern Art, 
New York, NY, USA,
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Scultpure
1983
The Tate Gallery, 
London, UK,
New Art at the Tate Gallery
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