Poly-dimensional artist Jesse Draxler has been exhibiting his photography, black-scale canvases and moon-sick reality-collages both nationally and internationally since 2012. He is privately collected around the world and his most recent solo exhibition "Tire Fire" took place in September of 2017 at Booth Gallery in New York. As an illustrator his client list includes The New York Times, McQ Alexander McQueen, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker, among others. He is also an active member of his music community and has created work for musicians like Zola Jesus and Chelsea Wolf and designed an album cover for Prince. Gregory John Puciato is best known as the lead singer of the disbanded The Dillinger Escape Plan and is currently the lead singer of The Black Queen and Killer Be Killed.
As much as Draxler's process is influenced by Taoist ethics - in it
being both spontaneous and eternal, natural and nameless - his work
is equally charged by trauma and the blank spaces created by blocks
in memory. These remembrance fissures lend Draxler's kaleidoscopic
work a distinct sense of immediacy and agelessness mixing fractured
pieces of both the man-made and natural world in an attempt to
examine the inner-self from an infinite number of angles.
Jesse Draxler brings an unexpected set of tools to the canvas: colorblindness and relentless self-questioning. Though most would see these aspects as a negative, Jesse uses them to balance out his work. His colorblindness gives him an angle on color that the rest of us lack. This self-questioning serves as Jesse's 'counsel, ' or a second inner voice constantly interrogating the ways his work could improve. -Convicts
The breadth of detail and craftsmanship in every splash of ink feels at once tailor-made only for underground eyes and completely necessary as a time capsule of this moment in DIY culture. -The Fader