Jay Rechsteiner, painter at zet gallery

Jay Rechsteiner

Margate, United Kingdom

Painting  |  3 Followers


Neue Kunstschule Zürich
1992 - 1995

drawing, concept & methods and art history

Basel School of Design
2001 - 2002
Individual exhibitions

Polymorphic Masturbation

Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka-City, Japan
Jay Rechsteiner Exhibition: Polymorphic Masturbation, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka-City, Japan

Jay Gun - the most dangerous man on the planet

WW Gallery, London
Guns have always had a great fascination, especially for boys. They equip you with the power that enables you to manifest your manliness, transforming you into a hero, a cowboy, into the saviour of the world! As we grow up the guns become real, heavier and turn into real tools to kill.

We Love 77 - Sardine & Tobleroni

WW Gallery, Merchant's Hall, London
This is the first major UK solo exhibition for Sardine & Tobleroni, who describe their practice as ‘Conceptual Art Brut’. Sardine & Tobleroni were inspired to embark on their series in 2005 when Mojo ran a special Punk Issue called 77 Punk Smashers. The paintings include The Clash, X-ray Spex, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Buzzocks, MC5, The Stooges, Patti Smith, New York Dolls, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sham 69, The Damned, Joy Division and Black Flag, to name a few. For many 1977 was the definitive year of Punk, but this exhibition also features influential bands from the early American precursors like The Stooges, to contemporary bands like the Libertines. The result is the first art exhibition of its kind and a monumental tribute by the artists to one of the most exciting eras in the history of popular culture. To launch the exhibition, British film director and musician Don Letts – original house DJ at the Roxy, where the first Punks congregated – will play a set, and Poly Styrene, often
Other activities

The Washroom Projects

We did 15 installments of the Washroom Projects (TWP). I remember TWP performances to be very intense and intimate. An extraodinary experience that cannot be fully captured on video nor photography. An interconnected number of different performances by different people that during the process of each event come together and form a whole. After a while the individual performances during an event start to respond to each other and create new ideas, open new doors. It was some sort of magic, I guess. Many of the participants went on from there and developed their artistic career further. It was a great pleasure for me to have met such a lot of great talent and fantastic human beings. I have always looked at myself as a Social Project Artist in terms of the Washroom Projects.