Jirka Pfahl was born in Wurzen in 1976 and studied media art at the Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) in Leipzig from 1998-2004. In 2005 and 2006 he was a guest student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Joseph Kosuth. From 2006 to 2010 he was a master student with Helmut Mark at the HGB Leipzig, and in 2010 and 2011 he taught at the Evening Academy of the HGB in Leipzig. Until 2003, his artistic work was almost exclusively concerned with non-material works, until the first printmaking experiments followed. In his new works, Jirka Pfahl identifies the differences between digital/analogue and original/copy. The different working techniques and also the transfer of the underlying concepts into digital forms show the artistic range of Jirka Pfahl, as well as his mutability and his talent to captivate and inspire the viewer in any art form, no matter how differently chosen.