Jiří Georg Dokoupil - Dokoupil: The Rebellion Against Conceptualism

07.02.2020 - 12.04.2020

This exhibition curated by Christian Domínguez surveys a select group of works by artist Jiří Georg Dokoupil, from the 1980s to the present day, tracing his transition from an initial plurality of styles, reacting to the frigidness of conceptual art, to a creative freedom that aspires to dispense with the imperative of perpetual change.

A founding member of the Mülheimer Freiheit collective, the Czech artist is known for defying categorisation with his constantly mutating creative style. Having explored more than one hundred different artistic techniques and experimented with neo-expressionism, figuration and avant-garde styles, Dokoupil (Krnov, Czech Republic, 1954) can only be described as a post-modern artist.

His constant investigation of pictorial procedures is reflected in his Soot Paintings and Whip Paintings, where he used a candle flame or a whip as a paintbrush to depict a wide variety of motifs, and in his incorporation of other unconventional materials such as liquid soap bubbles and rolling tyres.

(LA CASA ENCENDIDA of fundación montemadrid, https://www.lacasaencendida.es/en/exhibitions/dokoupil-rebellion-against-conceptualism-10842)