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 himself.
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 theatrical rendition of brilliant colours 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.