Jorg Doring - profile, contemporary art, neo-pop

Joerg Doering /   Jörg Döring

Germany 1965

Typography, Neo-pop, Painting, Prints, Collage

Joerg Doering
Jörg Döring
August 22, 2015

Jörg Döring is a German mixed-media contemporary artist born in 1965, one of the leading Neo-Pop artists in Germany. Using screenprint, serigraphs, photo-collage, acrylic, spray, and oil on canvas, Döring depicts various Comic and Pop Icons.

Jörg Döring - Good’n fruity, 2015, neo-pop, contemporary
Jörg Döring – Good’n fruity, 2015

Education and Beginnings as an Artist

Jörg Döring was born in 1965 in the heart of the industrial Ruhr area. Interested in art and painting since his youth, the artist started his academic studies at the Düsseldorfer Akademie, with Joseph Beuys as a mentor. However, Döring found these studies too theoretical for his taste, and decided to leave the academy and become an autodidact.

In 1986 in Essen, Jörg Döring already established his first art studio. In the mid-1990s, the artist settled in Düsseldorf. At that time, Düsseldorf was one of the important art centers in Germany, and Döring has seen and took this opportunity to promote his artworks to a wider audience.

Icons and Heroes: Jörg Döring’s Contemporary Pop Art

Highly influenced by the Pop Art movement that bloomed in the 60s and 70s, Jörg Döring portrays a world inhabited by film and television celebrities, Marvel and Disney comic book heroes, and great Hollywood icons like Humphrey Bogart, Clint Eastwood and Marilyn Monroe.

Döring started his journey into contemporary pop art in the early 1990s, creating a range of oversize paintings of comic’s heroes such as Donald and Mickey Mouse, and soon become recognized in the art circles. Drawing from a pop culture industry, the artist combines symbols of our consumer society with popular personalities, offering variations of themes and characters – from famous American icons such as Andy Warhol, Steve Mc Queen, Audrey Hepburn or Ursula Andress, to Superman, Pink Panther and other comic characters.

Jörg Döring - The only best, 2015, neo-pop, contemporary
Jörg Döring – The only best, 2015

Jörg Döring oeuvre also includes series of paintings inspired by the city life, especially by New York and its architectural gigantism. Inspired by the New York themed paintings, Döring created a series of exclusive editions that serve as an homage to Zürich, titled Downtown Switzerland.

Technique and Style

Jörg Döring’s technique and style developed through years – from his artistic roots in classical oil painting, to serigraphy and screen-prints. Döring started experimenting with the technique of serigraphy on canvas in 2000, combining it with typography and notes that are common advertising slogans or lyrics. His works consist of superposition and combination of several serigraphic images applied by hand and painted again. The composition emerges from the collage of images and fragments jointed together, creating a whole that appears multi-layered and complex.

Jörg Döring - She-Talk, 2015, neo-pop
Jörg Döring – She-Talk, 2015

Exhibitions and 30works Gallery Representation

From the mid-1990s, Jörg Döring started exhibiting his works. Since then, his art has been exhibited in galleries throughout Europe – in Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and overseas on several art fairs in the United States.

Jörg Döring’s work is represented by several galleries – some of them are Foxx Gallery, representing him since 1996, 30works Gallery, located in Cologne and Galerie Hegemann in München, Germany.

Jörg Döring lives and works near Düsseldorf, Germany.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Jörg DöringGalerie Hegemann, München, GermanySolo
2015Jörg DöringGalerie 30works, Köln, GermanySolo
2015Jörg DöringGalerie Zimmermann & Heitmann, D'Dorf, GermanySolo
2015Jörg DöringGalerie Schortgen, Esch sur AlzetteSolo
2015Jörg DöringArt Galerie Richter, Berlin, GermanySolo
2015Jörg DöringGalerie Liehrmann, Liège, BelgiumSolo
2015Group ShowGalerie Backlund, GöteborgGroup
2015Group ShowGalerie Voigt, Nürnberg, GermanyGroup
2015Group ShowArt Gallery, Wiesbaden, GermanyGroup
2015Group ShowMetropolitan Gallery, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2014Jörg DöringGalerie Voigt, Nürnberg, GermanySolo
2014Jörg DöringGalerie 30works, Köln, GermanySolo
2014Jörg DöringArt Gallery Wiesbaden , GermanySolo
2014Jörg DöringGalerie Art Depot, Bonheiden, BelgiumSolo
2014Jörg DöringKunsthaus Schill, Stuttgart, GermanySolo
2014Jörg DöringGalerie Schortgen, LuxemburgSolo
2014HFAF Art FairGallery Brisset, L.A., USGroup
2014Jörg DöringGalerie Artima, Paris, FranceSolo
2014Group ShowGalerie 30works, Köln, GermanyGroup
2014Art.FairArt Gallery Leisen, Köln, GermanyGroup
2014Affordable Art FairHamburg, GermanyGroup
2014Jörg DöringFoxx Galerie, ZürichSolo
2014Red Dot Art FairMiami, USGroup
2014Group ShowGalerie Jaeschke, Braunschweig, GermanyGroup
2013Group ShowGalerie Art Depot, Bonheiden, BelgiumGroup
2013Jörg DöringSold out Gallery, Bochum, GermanySolo
2013Group ShowArt Karlsruhe, Art Gallery Wiesb., GermanyGroup
2013Jörg DöringGalerie 30works, Köln, GermanySolo
2013Jörg DöringGalerie am Dom, Gießen, GermanySolo
2013Jörg DöringGalerie Artima, Paris, FranceSolo
2013Group ShowArt Galerie Richter, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Group ShowGalerie Klose, Würzburg, GermanyGroup
2013Jörg DöringGalerie Schortgen, Esch sur AlzetteSolo
2013Jörg DöringGalerie Next, Toulouse, FranceSolo
2013Jörg DöringGalerie Zimmermann&Heitmann, Düsseldorf, GermanySolo
2013Jörg DöringArt Gallery Wiesbaden, GermanySolo
2013Jörg DöringDie Hamburger Galerie, Hamburg, GermanySolo
2013Jörg DöringGalerie Indra, Passau, GermanySolo
2013Jörg DöringFoxx Galerie, Zürich, SwitzerlandSolo