Jaybo (1968) is a runaway, setting out and wandering along in a physical as well as in a creative sense. In his youth, he ran away from his house in southern France, settling in Berlin-Kreuzberg at the beginning of the 1980’s. When he founded the streetwear label “Irie Daily” and the cultural magazine “Style” at the beginning of the 1990’s, his influence on Berlin’s youth culture and fashion scene could be clearly seen. Even today, urban subculture is the driving force behind his artistic activities.

Nailing down Jaybo’s works to a specific artistic genre seems nearly impossible in the face of the creative impulsiveness and eager experimentation that provide the key to understanding the allure of his works, works which meaningfully negotiate between the genres of pop art, graffiti and street art and which also unselfconsciously contain implicit elements of Dadaism and Surrealism. – Eclecticism? Jaybo is too one-of-a-kind not to be Jaybo – the artist is constantly in the picture!

Jaybo had solo shows in various galleries around the world like CircleCultureGallery/Berlin, Stolen Space/London, White Walls Gallery/ San Francisco, Avantgarden Gallery/Milan among others. From the 23rd of September 2011 his latest work will be shown in a group show in Warrington Museum Manchester and a solo show of his is coming up in November in 19 Karen Gallery/ Gold Coast Australia.

Beside his career in the classical art circuit Jaybo has been having artistic collaborations with Erykah Badu and Aloe Blacc at MADE in Berlin.