Jakob Gasteiger, born in Salzburg in 1953, is an Austrian Postwar & Contemporary painter. After his studies in music and performing arts in Salzburg, he won the Faistauer Award for painting in 1990. 

Gasteiger moves across the borders separating painting, drawing and sculpting. By blurring the lines between these disciplines, he forces them to evaluate their position. He considers himself a painter, since his works meet the requirements of a painting: color on the surface that is placed on a wall. He shows that an image does not only come into existence because color is applied with the help of a brush. His images are paintings, drawings, sculptures.