December 1969


Press Statement

ArtHatch and Distinction Gallery are excited to announce and present Filipino artist, Jon Jaylo's solo exhibition entitled "As The Moon Draws Water". This exhibit will showcase Jaylo's most current paintings created specifically for the exhibition. Jon Jaylo's art has received global acclaim for his contemporary surrealist style. We are proud to be one of the first galleries in the United States exhibiting his artwork, which has gained huge traction with collectors and auction houses throughout Asia. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 6-10pm with Live Music. Jaylo will be in attendance at the Opening Reception to meet, greet, and answer questions. There will be a book signing at 8pm and books will be available for purchase. Books include an essay by esteemed writer Robert Pincus. The gallery space will be transformed to go along with Jaylo's surreal body of artwork. Local artists within the ArtHatch building will have their studios open to the public as well. Complimentary Wine, and Stone Beer will be severed to guests.

Jon Jaylo's artworks play around a parallel dream world in 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.

On the full picture of it, Jaylo's works are masked and laced with a dream-like feel, very inviting, yet when you go inside, there's always a puzzle to be solved. Jaylo's works are not just depictions of visual aesthetics. His works are a research on life itself, and the enigma of thought beneath it. 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.

The exhibition will run from September 12 - October 3, 2015.

ArtHatch is a 7000 square foot building which houses the front gallery: exhibitions changing monthly, "The Alley," featuring new and previous works from over 75 artists, the teen room featuring artwork by 15+ teen artists, 14 artist studios, ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet, featuring the work of over 28 local artists, and "The Lounge", containing 8 walls featuring local artists. The front gallery features contemporary and cutting edge artwork.


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