Jeroo /   Christoph Ganter

Germany 1980

Graffiti, Illustration, Prints, Murals

Christoph Ganter
April 29, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Christoph Ganter aka Jeroo is a German graffiti artist and illustrator whose career spans over 20 years. Born in 1980, Jeroo received his diploma from the University of Constance in 2008.

Jeroo’s Graffiti Art

Jeroo began his artistic career in 1993 with a graffiti project in his school. After years of testing his skills, he has developed a fresh, distinct style, which is mainly characterized by combining graffiti with influences like Art Nouveau. Inspired by nature and galaxy, his trademarks are distorted and twisted letters and motifs such as birds and plants combined with geometric and organic shapes. Jeroo belongs to the internationally renowned representatives of the German graffiti scene who has over 1000 images sprayed all around the globe. In 2001, he joined the Swiss-German crew JDI´S.

Inspired by nature and galaxy, Jeroo’s trademarks are distorted letters and nature motifs

Jeroo – Karlsruhe, 2014, photo credits – Jeroo

Works on Canvas by Jeroo

After fifteen years of writing graffiti, Jeroo felt the need for a different approach, so he built a small studio in his apartment and began creating characters on canvas. His artworks are complex because they are painted using spray cans. Jeroo developed a special technique of taping to perfect the structure of the work and create exact angles and shapes. The resulting product can be seen in his recent works that show a mesmerizing hybrid vision where fantastic creatures emerge from a world of letters.
By combining his graffiti background with newfound explorations in style and medium, Jeroo has definitely found his own unique style.

The artist paints his studio works by using spray cans

Jeroo painting in stuttgart November,2015
Jeroo – Triangle Swan, photo credits – artist

Graffiti School: A Student Guide

In 2013, Jeroo presented his book Graffiti School: A student Guide published by Thames and Hudson. The book is an introduction to graffiti techniques and style, aimed at “legal sprayers” who value artistic quality and professional finish. Early chapters attempt to contextualize graffiti, looking at it from cultural, historical and artistic perspectives. In addition, Graffiti School: A student Guide is all about practical instructions and basic knowledge: from composition, handling and maintenance of your graffiti equipment through to illustrated step-by-step instructions to design elements and techniques. The book also includes a teacher’s manual.

In 2011, Jeroo contributed to the book Street Fonts: Graffiti Alphabets from Around the World, which was also published by Thames & Hudson.

Based in Stuttgart, Germany, Jeroo works at the Fanny-Leicht-Gymnasium.

All images courtesy of the artist

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015JeruniverseGallery Tischdecke, StuttgartSolo
2014Jeroo & FriendsThe former Mercedes showroom, StuttgartGroup
2014New FrontiersRabbit Eye Movement Gallery, ViennaSolo
2014Graff & Food Festival ToulouseGroup
2014The Amazing Art FestivalMilanoGroup
2014Bolzano Graffiti FestivalBolzano, ItalyGroup
2014Meeting Of StylesMilanoGroup
2013Stroke Urban Art FairPraterinsel, MunichGroup
2013Jeroo and LUNE82Design Wars gallery, Athens Group
2013In Your Face Art ShowAugsburgGroup
2013Hip Hop OpenStuttgartGroup
2012UnknownBW Bank in Weil der StadtGroup
2011Stroke 03, urban art fairMunichGroup
2011UnknownGallery Golkar, BonnGroup
2011UnknownJakob 17, StuttgartGroup
2010LEGO Style Convention MunichGroup
2010Stroke 02, urban art fairMunichGroup
2010La Grande SchmierageIngolstadtGroup
2010One Wall FreeFrankfurtGroup
2010Puerto Giesing BlockpartyMunichGroup
2010Kunstkraft ExhibitionMannheimGroup
2010Urban Art FestivalAmsterdamGroup
2010JerooGallery Ruttkowski 68, CologneSolo
20093 the Art WayThe Fort Art Gallery, BrisbaneGroup
2009Kool Souls on WallAachenGroup
2009Stroke01, urban art fairMunichGroup
2009JerooThirdrail Gallery, StuttgartSolo
2009UnknownKnowhow-AG, StuttgartGroup
2008Uferhallen Art ShowBerlinGroup