An enigmatic world through the eyes of JON JAYLO

 

“We will always be dreamers on the other side of the moon.”

 – Jon Jaylo

Jon Jaylo is a modern Filipino surrealist artist based in New York City. He is named as “The Enigma” because of his magnificent artworks and paintings powered by his concepts and ideas. His ideas were based on dreams with his usual models, his son.

 Jon Jaylo’s floating, surreal dream world is constantly evolving in both idea and form together with the artist him- self. In Jon Jaylo’s dream world, surreal images that are equal parts playful and thought-provoking spill straight out of his subconscious, narrating a deep philosophy of thought through a threatrical rendition of brilliant colors and off-beat visual references to some fin de siècle time and place — usually set in a quasi-Victorian alternate history setting, or ‘What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner’ what with the ever recurring bowler hats or top hats juxtaposed with pop fantasy references that delight the viewer.

 Jon Jaylo discovered his potential in art when he was four years old. His passion in drawing made him famous through his works. He claims to be influenced by several known artists like Rene Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Gustav Klimt, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dalí and William Bougereau. Jon states that he’s in- spired by dreams, daily occurrence, direct experience and some close friends’ stories

 “My life is so surreal it would be a waste not to paint it”

 

Title: There's No Place for Promises Here

“There are only a few rare people, who will take risks, stand up everytime they fall, adapt to changes, make u unusual sacrifices and who will never quit just to reach their dreams, this is a good day to be one….go ahead, take your place among the few”

 ―Jon Jaylo

Mi Art 2015 in Milan Italy. The show opened April 10 - 12, 2015

Title: “Oh, but Alice, you probably know by now that time was never really on our side to begin with.” Medium: Oil on Canvas                                                                                                                                                             Size: 4ft x 4ft ( 121.92 cm x 121.92 cm                                                                                                                                         Year: 2015                                                                                                                                                                                           Mi Art 2015 in Milan Italy.The show opened April 10 – 12, 2015

from my solo show last Sep 2015 "As The Moon Draws Water" at Distinction Gallery in Escondido, CA from September 12th through October 3rd

Title: As if you can kill time                                                                                                                                                      Medium: Oil on canvas                                                                                                                                                              Size: 42in x 48in (106.68cm x 121.92cm)                                                                                                                        Year: 2015                                                                                                                                                                                             from my solo show last Sep 2015                                                                                                                                                   “As The Moon Draws Water”at Distinction Gallery in Escondido, CA from September 12th through October 3rd

 

LA Art Show 2016 Distinction Art Gallery

LA Art Show 2016
Distinction Art Gallery

Title: “Minsan Aawitin Nila Ang Mga Kanta Tungkol Sa Atin”
(Someday They Will Sing Songs About Us)
Medium: Oil on Canvas,
Size: 6ft x 4ft
Year: 2015

Title: "Adventuress"
Title: “Adventuress”
Vintage Suitcase,Belgian Fabric, Metal & Wood
75cm L x 50cm D x 83cm H

Chrysallis by Jon Jaylo curated by Soler Santos Opened August 23 until September 3 Ground Level, Ayala Museum Annex, Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street Greenbelt Park, Makati City, 1224 Philippines

Title: The Heartkeeper Also Bleeds                                                                                                                                 Sculpture, Mixed Media                                                                                                                                                                  Year: 2016

 

Stephen Romano Gallery Brooklyn New York

Title: Because we can only write our own story once
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 36in x 24in
Year: 2016
Stephen Romano Gallery Brooklyn New York

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