Jiří Georg Dokoupil was born 1954 in the Czech Republic, which then still was Czechoslovakia. After the Russian invasion in 1968, he fled at the age of 14with his family to Germany.
Jiří Dokoupil not only loses his homeland, but also his roots, his footing. It took some time before he was able to find new roots – in art or, to be more precise, in looking for and making pictures. And to the present day, he has never tired of this pursuit. A notorious seeker, always fathoming a fresh beginning. The art that Dokoupil chose as his terrain and homeland is not geographically fixed; it can be generated and executed anywhere, anytime. Art is the part of his life that never leaves him and that never needs to be left behind.