ABOUT JENS AKA J BLACK INK

Jens Gander was born in St.Gallen, Switzerland in 1982. His prime passion was always drawing and doing art in different techniques.
Starting with graffiti in 1996 he registered for arts & crafts school „Schnitzschule Elbigenalp“ from 1998-2002. In the next decade of experimenting with airbrush, acrylics / oil painting and other decorative art techniques he worked some years as a sign writer. In 2012, he started tattooing. Coming from the most short-dated art form graffiti, to the most sustainable art of tattoos, was a game changer in his life, as he describes it. Tattoo brought together all his different styles, from lettering to characters and beyond. Since 2021, Jens Gander is co-owner at Pepe Tattoo in Wattens.


Artistic resumé

Exihibition, Live Painting & Jams

2021

live painting & workshop „Strassenfest“ | Kundl, Austria

2020

live painting skatepark | Zams, Austria

2019

stroke art fair | Munic, Germany

live painting „asia-wall“ | Wattens, Austria

2018

tattoo convention | Rosenheim, Germany

crazy mister sketchˋs birthday jam | Ötztal, Austria

2017

ink & ride festival | Hamburg, Germany

2016

tattoo convention | St. Gallen, Switzerland

tattoo convention | Rosenheim, Germany

2014

live painting poolbar festival | Feldkirch, Austria

2013

urban artforms festival | Graz, Austria

graffiti battle | Arbon, Switzerland

hall of fame graff jam & workshop | Bregenz, Austria

2012

live graffiti move 4 style dancescool Opening | Hohenems, Austria

graffiti live Installation Club Raumstation | St. Gallen, Switzerland

2011

freakwave festival streetart corner, Bregenz, Austria

innoperable galery meets UAF | Wiener Neustadt, Austria

2010

„artsonauts reloaded“ artsonaus galery | Kramsach, Austria

live graffiti „cysko vs. jens“ queen bee‘s art center | San Diego, USA

„stroke.02“ urban art fair | Munic, Germany

“rapid flows marker battle“ | Graz, Austria

“genius saeculli“ artsonauts galery | Kramsach, Austria

2009

kunstball 2009 | Ravensburg, Germany

“invasion“ group show galery Augenblick | Tannheim, Austria

2008

artemas festival live graffiti | Havanna, Cuba

live graffiti mural „desert wall“ JUZ between | Bregenz, Austria

2007

„inn-put“ group show Siebentannenareal | Innsbruck, Austria