Jesse Draxler is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses crafts like drawing, collage, painting, and photography to create monochrome abstractions of the human experience. Whether he’s portraying people, emotions, or the natural world, each of his pieces has a dystopian feel with an unnerving use of lines, textures, and contrast. Perhaps that’s because his artworks are always produced in black and white—he found out he was colorblind in the first grade—allowing him to explore the (literal) gray areas that exist between uncertainty and absurdity, the real and unbelievable. As an illustrator Jesse’s client list includes The New York Times, Alexander McQueen, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker. He is also an active member of the music community, and has created work for musicians like Zola Jesus and Chelsea Wolfe, and designed an album cover for Prince.