Jiří Georg Dokoupil, ‘Untitled’, 2014, DSC Gallery

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

Frieze NY
Latvian National Museum of Art, 
Riga, Latvia,
Wahlverwandtschaften, Deutsche Kunst seit den späten 1960er Jahren
"Gefühl und Härte" Malerei der 80er Jahre
Salon der Gegenwart, 
Hamburg, Germany,
ZKM Karlsruhe, 
Karlsruhe, Germany,
Obsessive Malerei
Museum of Modern Art, 
New York, NY, USA,
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Scultpure
The Tate Gallery, 
London, UK,
New Art at the Tate Gallery
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