The Austrian artist was born in Wasserburg am Bodensee in 1970 and for many years he lived and worked in Palermo in the Vucciria district.
Uwe Jäntsch dropped out of art after just eight months and is a self-taught artist. His work includes “interventions” with drawing, painting, sculpture, installations, performance and cinematographic art. In doing so, he focuses primarily on dismantling anti-culture and recomposing it into new forms and contents.
In 1993 he made Fish Pills, a 27-minute 16mm silent film. “The cars drive through a big city at the same speed and drive together through an organically muscled city park to a large supermarket, which turns into a sewing machine when the cars are swallowed. There the cars are turned into cans and their occupants into psychedelic tablets. “
Between 1994 and 1999, Uwe Jäntsch traveled through Zurich, Vienna, San Francisco, Berlin and Hamburg and presented the Fish Pills project over 70 times with live music by musicians and performers from their respective cities in different clubs, galleries, cinemas and theaters. Since 1996 he has developed the Fish Pills project into an electronic solo.
Between 1996 and 1997 Uwe Jäntsch supported the Hafenklanghaus at the Hamburg fish market and illustrated the last page of the city magazine “Szene Hamburg” for Rocko Schamoni’s first written publications.
In 1999 he participated in the Comics Comics Festival in Lucerne on the theme of “madness”, designed by the Gregor K. Gallery in Bregenz.
In 2003 he moved to Palermo in the Vucciria district, creating an open-air museum in Piazza Garraffello in the historic center, creating artistic interventions of painting, installations, performances and art films over the years.