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