December 1969


Press Statement

Distinction Gallery, in collaboration with the California Center for the Arts, Escondido are excited to present Filipino artist Jon Jaylo's solo exhibition entitled "All These Answers That May Never Come Our Way?. This exhibit will showcase 11 new paintings and several drawings Jaylo created specifically for this exhibition. Jon Jaylo's art has received global acclaim for his contemporary surrealist style. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 (free for CCAE members) and 7:30-9:30pm ($10 for general public) in Gallery One at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Jaylo will be in attendance to meet, greet, and answer questions for guests. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

Jaylos show will run in conjunction with the Heated Exchange: Contemporary Encaustics exhibition. Please visit for tickets and information. Guests may also pay at the door.

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.

Jon Jaylo has exhibited his works extensively throughout the world in, galleries, museums, and auction houses. Literally every work he has created has sold and they reside in collections throughout the world. Distinction Gallery is proud to be representing Jaylo in California.

The exhibition will run from September 23 through November 13, 2016.

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