Jesse Draxler: identity research through NFTs
Jesse Draxler is one of the 50 artists featured in “CRYPTO ART – Begins”, the first NFT book that tells the story and evolution of Crypto Art
“CRYPTO ART – Begins” tells the exciting beginnings and evolution of the Crypto Arte through the history and work of 50 of the best artists in the world who contributed to its birth and are still an active part of the present and future of its revolution with their projects NFT .
CRYPTO ART – Begins presents Jesse Draxler
Jesse Draxler is an artist who experiments with painting, collage, photography, typography and digital drawing.
His art is research on identity through continuous experimentation with the medium.
WHO IS JESSE DRAXLER?
Born in a rural town in Wisconsin, in the United States, Jesse Draxler grew up in his father’s mechanical workshop, where he inherited a passion for designing mechanical components.
After graduating from the College of Visual Arts in Minnesota with a thesis on the commodification of the Punk subculture in 2012, he began his career as an artist.
In 2021 Draxler is approached by Skygolpe to collaborate on “Unrealism”, an NFT exhibition on SuperRare. Thus, he knows the Crypto Arte and is inevitably fascinated by it.
Jesse Draxler ‘s art borrows several references from the Punk subculture. First of all the collage technique, a recurring element in the artistic production of the movement.
His works are canvases with a dark aura where black and white dominates over color, there is no longer any distinction between human beings and machines and nothing seems to be in its place.
It is the collage, between analogue and digital, that acts as the glue for the abnormal universes that arise from the artist’s mind.
The virtual exhibition “The Anatomy of Human” on SuperRare introduced Jesse Draxler among the artists on display. Among the works, “Feed” (2021) responds to all the most distinctive traits of the artist’s poetics.
The use of black and white manages at the same time to make the image extremely dark, but also deep and dimensional thanks to a masterful use of the gray scale.
The face of a young man seems to be colonized by a machine that has taken possession of the identity of the subject. The precision of the design of the electronic components makes the image almost violent in its realism.
The theme of fragmented and transformed identity returns even more explicitly in “Flayed II”(2022), an analogue collage transformed into NFT which sees the face of a young man recomposed through the combination of clippings that portray him from different perspectives.
Jesse Draxler’s art is a research on personal identity carried out through the exploration of the artistic medium. The shadows of his mind become works of disturbing beauty.
CURATOR ELEONORA BRIZI SAYS ABOUT JESSE DRAXLER
“When creating art, Jesse Draxler delves deeply into his emotional states to better understand himself, the world and others. There is an intentionality behind his vision that is exclusive to his personality and the element of a universal consciousness that he does nothing but translate. “
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