The style of Jesse Draxler's collages often mirror the fragments of information, the immediate narrative of the Internet and new media. His hand-made works combine influences from fashion, reference a range of art movements and tell stories through a distinctive, immediate and striking artistic expression. There is a tension between the clean colors and minimalistic forms, the interplay of textures in two-dimensional composition makes the collages reside somewhere in between a flat painting and sculpture. By cutting and mixing materials, images, brush strokes and colors Draxler is able to inject his own unique visual expression into a new image. The sculptural technique is visible through multiple layers and the different textures invite us to explore both the individual pieces and how they are composed together as a whole. Shadows, strokes of color and themes of hiding and revealing play with the viewer's imagination, suggesting new perspectives.
Draxler mainly creates his cut-and-paste works by hand. He increasingly explores three-dimensional works, recently adding digital features, large-scale wall installations and even digital 3D artworks and videos to his oeuvre.
Living in Los Angeles, CA, Jesse Draxler works as a visual artist, illustrator and curator. His art works have been exhibited at both solo- and group shows in the U.S.
Text by Maria Björnsdotter
Courtesy of the Artist