AD | Non-Weekly Round Up #8 w/ Jesse Draxler

AD Non-Weekly Round Up #8 with artist, Jesse Draxler, and Yoshino.

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 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:
  • 00:00:32 - Seasons in life
  • 00:07:18 - Focusing on the process instead of the resul
  • 00:12:05 - The confluence of running and creativity
  • 00:16:32 - Self-reflection
  • 00:22:16 - Personal values
  • 00:34:35 - The practical reality of art
  • 00:39:53 - Creativity thorough destructio
  • 00:47:56 - Jesse’s personal growth throughout the years
  • 00:53:05 - Life and deat
  • 00:57:09 - The importance of being conscious of one’s physical and mental healt
  • 01:13:20 - Perspective shifts
  • 01:26:14 - Understanding guilt
  • 01:42:34 - Wrap up

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Posted 5.19.2021


"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