Johannes Lechner, known as “Lejo”, was born in 1964 in Vorau, Austria. Already in the early 1990s, Lejo bought single photographs or whole albums from estates, from which he was artistically inspired. In 2007, he began to cut up, tear apart, and combine these souvenirs and make collages out of them. His works are exhibited both nationally and internationally, and can be found in private collections. Since 1993, the artist has been working with closed window blinds, loud jazz music, and bright light in his work room, located in Vienna’s 18th district.