Jon Jaylo’s artworks play around a parallel dream world where everything is floating surreal and dancing in a contained universe inspired by poetry. His technical depictions are often varying in display and style, as if he himself is never contented with the present stature of his works. They are constantly evolving in both idea and form, gradually maturing together with the artist himself. Scaling this balance, narrating a massively deep philosophy of thought through a theatrical rendition of intensely brilliant colors that seem to amuse its audience and present a status of intellectual complacency. Like dreams that reflect a reversed mirror of man’s desires, fantasies,his works are merely manifestations of knowledge, the metaphysics of his own philosophy and the resolving of experiences behind and even far beyond it.
His artworks are inspired by dreams, daily occurrences, direct experience and sometimes the stories of close friends. What captures the viewers attention, are his works that are astounding, contemplative, glimpses into someone else’s psyche. This is the wonder of his art, like any good story, he allows everyone to bring his or her own self to the painting. Jon is great at opening up the viewer’s “soul” so to speak.
His works are not just depictions of visual aesthetics. Jaylo’s works are a research on life itself, and the enigma of thought beneath it.
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