AD 178 | Jesse Draxler
“Table of Losses”

Jesse Draxler was born in rural Wisconsin, studied in Minneapolis, MN, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. A formal mixed media & inter-disciplinary artist, Draxler has exhibited extensively both domestically and internationally.

Draxler had solo exhibitions in New York at the Booth Gallery in 2017 and 2016, and has been in exhibitions across Europe at galleries in Munich, London, Paris, Hamburg, and Berlin. Draxler collaborates with brands including Hugo Boss, McQ Alexander McQueen, and Ferrari, with original artwork appearing in Elle, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic, among other publications.

Show Notes:
  • The path of friendship 
  • The intentionality behind social media 
  • Thinking about the motivations behind what you are doing 
  • Dedication within your craft 
  • Artists relation to sports 
  • Mental fortitude and willpower 
  • The meaning behind Jesse’s latest show, “Table of Losses” 
  • Letting artwork play itself out 
  • The payoff of patience 
  • The sense of urgency that comes with social media 
  • Having a sense of mental separation between yourself and your artistic practice 
  • Ego death Copying yourself and it equating to an artistic death 
  • Jesse continually re-inventing himself 
  • The emotional weight behind the artwork 
  • Taking criticism as an artist 
  • Modern and Post-Modern art 
  • Moral limits, and how art challenges your morals 
  • Finding inspirations within everyday life 
  • Jesse’s music project “Reigning Cement” 
  • Jesse’s “Love, hate” relationship with his environment 
  • Collaborative pieces of art being influenced by the environment 
  • The concept of a suffering artist 
  • Success and drive 
  • Understanding and creating from a place of purpose 
  • Setting goals within life

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Posted 09.30.2021


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino