European-born Stephan Jay Rayon grew up in Canada and moved to New York City some 20 years ago. A self-taught artist and graphic designer who fuses European and North American heritage to form a visual language that transcends cultural labelling, he is perhaps best known internationally for his work for the Japanese fashion label Hysteric Glamour. Viewers are drawn to the sensuality, theatrics and simplicity of the sleek paintings of Jay Rayon. As a child, Jay Rayon found his passion in art through cinema. The carefully staged scenes on the big screen generated more interest for him than could a painting or a drawing. One can find the Pop aesthetics of cinema and fashion in his work as well as absurdism and unrealism.