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Photo: Martin Leixnering

Austrian and French street artists Jana & Js are painting together since 2006.

The pair create polychromed stencil murals widely ranging in size. Based primarily on their personal photographic work, the stencils seem to respond and interact with their surroundings.


Mostly inspired by the city and people living in, their paintings merge urban landscape or architecture details with portrait, questioning the place of human being in the modern cities. Inspired by the place where they put their work they now focus on nostalgie, melancholy.

After spending some time in Madrid, Spain where they met and living a couple of years in Paris, Jana & Js are now settled in Laufen (Germany) a small bavarian town close to the austrian border.

To display their works, they choose old materials that are showcasing the passing of physical time and history. They have made their art in unexpected spaces by printing stencils on public infrastructure or on the semi-finished/dismantled products/spaces such as the train tracks, old buil- dings, poles, pieces of concrete, old trucks, wood piles...

They are deeply inspired by every place they travel to, deciphering the social meaning in unforeseen aspects of urban landscapes. But what is the most striking part in their works are not panoramas themselves, but people with their existential uneasiness. They have the unique way of relating people, their emotions, desires and concerns with their environment.

Their urban interventions merge their subjects with the environment, provoking thoughts and engaging the viewers in an artistic dialogue.


„TIME WILL TELL“, Le Lavo//Matik, Paris, France

„JANA & JS“ Kolja Kramer Fine Art, Vienna, Austria

„NO BROKEN PROMISES“ Thinkspace Project Room, Los Angeles, USA


„THE STORIES AND THE MEMORIES WE BUILT“ Orlinda Lavergne Gallery, Mulhouse, France

„FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES“, Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton, CA., USA

„ODE TO THE OTHER“, Le Lavo//Matik, Paris, France


„DE LA PROFONDEUR DES SENTIMENTS“, Galerie Joel Knafo, Paris, France

„ONE ARTIST SHOW“, Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Petra Kern, Germany


„INNER WORLD“, Stolen Space Gallery, London, England

„A MATTER OF TIME“, Pretty Portal Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

"FORGET THE OUTSIDE", Inoperable Gallery, Vienna, Austria

"BEYOND THE FACADE", Art To Be Gallery, Lille, France

"MUTATION URBAINE", Galerie Haus der Kunst, Graz, Austria

"IT DOESN´T MATTER WHO THEY ARE", Galerie Openspace, Paris, France

"WE WILL ALWAYS BE TOGETHER", Art To Be Gallery, Lille, France

"JEUX DE CONSTRUCTIONS", Galerie Itinerrance, Paris, France


„SPOTLIGHT STENCIL“, Hashimoto Contemporary, New York, USA

„URBAN CONTEMPORARY“, Galerie am Markt, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

„12 x 12“, The Stockroom, Melbourne, Australia


„3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW“, The Stockroom, Melbourne, Australia

„PEACE PROJECT“, Museum of Young Art, Vienna, Austria

„SICHTWEISEN“, Kunst Kompetenz Petra Kern, Heidelberg, Germany

„VIVA CON AQUA“, Millerntor Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

„BEST OF STREET ART“, Kolja Kramer Fine Arts, Vienna, Autria


„URBAN ART WOOD“, Galerie Joel Knafo, Paris, France
„COX CREW“, Cox Gallery, Bordeaux, France
„CUT OUT“, UrbanShit Gallery, Hambourg, Germany
„PETITS POCHOIRS ENTRE AMIS“, Galerie Lithium, Paris, France

„INTO THE STEEL“, La Popartiserie, Strasbourg, France


„NEXXUS“, The Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA, USA

„INTO THE WOODS“, La Popartiserie, Strasbourg, France
„PLEASE DON´T TOUCH“, Galerie Openspace, Paris, France

„LAX-ORD“, Vertical Gallery, Chicago, USA
„THE NEW VANGARD“, Museum of art and History, Lancaster, USA

„THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY“, Vertical Gallery, Chicago, USA
„Duo“, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
„POW!WOW!“, POW!WOW!HAWAII & Thinkspace, Honolulu, Hawaii


„THE POWER OF PAINT“, Vertical Gallery, Chicago, USA

„GRAND OPENING“, Openspace Gallery, Paris, France

„LAX-LHR“, Stolenspace Gallery, London, England

„AUSSCHNITTE“, Urbanshit Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
„YOUR KID CAN´T DO THIS“, aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney, Autralia

„CUT IT OUT“, Urban Nation, Berlin, Germany

„LA TOUTE PREMIÈRE FOIS“, Galerie Clemouchka, Lyon, France


„CASH, CANS AND CANDY“, Galerie Hilger Next, Vienna, Austria

„KALEIDOSCOPE“, Galerie Speerstra, Bursins, Swizeland

„SPECTRUM“, Stolen Space Gallery, London, UK
„STECIL ONLY“, Galerie Pretty Portal, Düsseldorf, Germany


„OPUS DELIT SHOW“, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France

„STENCIL ONLY“, Galerie Pretty Portal, Düsseldorf, Germany


le Mur de l‘Art, Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France
„SUR PAPIER“, Galerie Celal, Paris, France
44 De l‘Art contemporain à l‘Art Urbain, Galerie Artfiler, Brüssel, Belgien

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