Jay Rechsteiner was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1971 and trained in Switzerland and in the UK. In the 1990s he moved to Japan where he spent 6 years painting. In 2001 he returned to Europe. Rechsteiner exhibited internationally, including the Venice Biennale, Fukuoka Art Museum, the Whitechapel Gallery and Tate Liverpool. From In 2007 Rechsteiner formed half of the artist duo Sardine & Tobleroni, who gained an increasing reputation between 2007 and 2012 in London and Portugal. In 2012 Rechsteiner decided to work solo again. He is currently based in Margate on the South East coast of England.