Jon Jaylo - “Trudging Through Life's Labyrinth” - watercolor on paper - 61 x 50cm- (24”x19.7”) *price on enquiry
watercolor on paper
61 x 50 cm- (24” x 19.7”)
This painting is a homage to Rene Magritte
Jon Jaylo studied fine arts at college in the Philippines before he began his career as a painter in earnest. As Jon spent more time trying to find his own identity in the world of art, he saw himself veering towards surrealism. He fell in love with the symbolism and how illogical it could look at first glance. Jon’s works, though whimsical and full of symbolism, are infused with real stories from his own experiences. The narratives in Jon’s work provide type of therapy for him. As someone who struggles to express himself through words, Jon feels incredibly fortunate to have found a voice through his art. He aims to leave the viewer with a sense of having learned or experienced something positive. An inspiring lesson. A connection. Or, for his work to act as a catalyst. To spark an idea in the viewer that could potentially change the course of a life. Art is a universal language and Jon believes it does not discriminate, but instead it connects us all.
Jon first exhibited his paintings in his home country, the Philippines. As word of his works spread and demand grew, he found himself invited to exhibit in Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Switzerland the United States and now Australia. Jon has exhibited in both private galleries and museums. His works are so sought after that they have been auctioned in Sotheby’s and Christies in Hong Kong and Singapore. Jon continues to exhibit worldwide and looks forward to a second museum show in 2017.