Heiko Jaeckstein was born in Reinbek, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, in 1968 and grew up near Hamburg. The unique light of north Germany played a major role in his artistic development. Also the people who live in this “region between two seas”, left and leave a mark on his style. Jaeckstein studied Graphic-Design in Hamburg and Classic and Modern Painting in Trier. He lives and works in Luebeck and Trier.