Beneath the Flamboyan #1
by John Ayes
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8" x 8"
11" x 12"
16" x 17"
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This beautiful master work is part one of a two part mural. Part two is within this gallery. It depicts a time long gone into Puerto Rican History.
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About the artist
, United States
Hyper Visualism A New Perspective
A New Genre
My art is an exploration of my Hispanic cultural heritage, traditions and History.
I share my art freely to foster a cultural exchange and to initiate a positive educative
process that in the end creates a cultural foundation for Hispanic children who
would come after me.
My inability to perceive primary colors has given birth to a strange new artistic
science and has given form to my new genre, Hyper Visualism; an art that depicts
subjects of our world in an easy way. My intent isn’t to create images that are photo
realistic. My aim is to create images that are instead photo intense.
Ayes was born in New York City. He began drawing when he was three years of
age. He began painting within the medium of oils when he was 14. At the tender age
of 14 Ayes won an honorable mention at the New York International Art Show’s, Da
Vinci Art Competition. Soon his teachers would encourage him to attend the High
School of Visual Arts. There he learned the basics of art and design relative to
advertising art, but his heart was always in fine arts.
He then went to the School of Visual Arts to formally study painting. There he
discovered that they couldn’t teach him because of his color perception deficiency.
Ayes first oil paintings were executed using monochromatic techniques, using one
Color to depict subjects within a full range of values from the color’s lightest to its
darkest tones. Many years were spent in perfecting and analyzing his medium and
how he could push it to its limits. He studied optics and the effects of reflected and
refracted light. Then he began adding more colors to his palette orchestrating a
multitude of variations of monochromatic colors upon his canvases.
Ayes heritage is a mixture of Puerto Rican Taino Indian, Sephardic Jew, Spaniard,
Basque and Scotish. All of the former have influenced in art.
Ayes Art has been showcased within national magazines, many local newspapers,
local and national television stations, (Fox 31 News, The Melbourne Arts Channel and
Access Osceola local tv on Brite House
Ayes Art has been exhibited from Daytona, Florida to Miami Florida.
Museums: The Polk County Historical Museum and the Museum of Science and Art of
Ayes Art was given the great honor of having his biography and painting,
Mi Orgullo, My pride appear within third grade school text books in Puerto Rico,
Ayes Art is in the collection of:
Governor Jeb Bush
Attorney General, Hon. Charley Crist
Ms. Dora Casanova de Toro La Prensa Orlando
The Lakeland Art Guild
The Osceola Center for the Arts
The Maitland Art Center
And within many private collections in Florida, Colorado, California and New York.
Best of Show, the Orlando Museum of Art 2005
Best of Show, The Osceola Center for the Arts May Show, 2003
First Place, The Lakeland Art Guild
Second Place, The Lakeland Art Guild
Award of Excellence, The Lakeland Art Guild
Honorable Mention, Arts On The Park, Lakeland, Florida.
Honorable Mention, Da Vinci Art Competition, New York
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