Jiri Dokoupil

1954 · Czech Republic

Artist biography

Jiri Dokoupil is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in Czech Republic, like other celebrated artists such as Jana Sterbak, Vaclav Pozarek, Tomas Rajlich, Frantisek Drtikol, and Jana Paleckova. Jiri Dokoupil was born in 1954.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jiri Dokoupil is represented and exhibited by Galería Juana de Aizpuru located in Madrid, Spain. Jiri Dokoupil's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Solo show at Galería Juana de Aizpuru in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition was open from 27 October 2018 until 12 December 2018.

Jiri Dokoupil in private collections

It is the collector Clemens Gunzer, who is in possession of work by Jiri Dokoupil at Artland. Clemens Gunzer also has works by other artists including Mar Hernández, DUSKMANN, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Further Biographical Context for Jiri Dokoupil

Jiri Dokoupil was born in 1954 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. The critically engaged Mono-Ha movement, comprised of Japanese and Korean artists, flourished in Tokyo in the 1970s. Discarding conventional ideas of representation, the artists favoured an interpretation of the world through an engagement with materials and an exploration of their properties. The artworks would often consist of encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, mostly unaltered intact.

Jiri Dokoupil

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 2

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