In conversation with A.L. Crego

In this episode of Fakewhale Live, A.L. Crego talks with Jesse Draxler

about his journey as an artist and how the internet has played a role in shaping his work, with a special note to the impact of social media.

A.L. Crego discusses the importance of art for its own sake, as opposed to art being used to entertain or provoke, talking about the different aspects of being an artist and how technology has allowed for new ways for artists to connect and create, leading to new opportunities and possibilities.

In particular, he mentions how the internet is a “global village” and how art should be approached in a way that takes into account the global reach of the medium. He also goes on to share the challenges he’s encountered in creating online, and discusses the role of privacy in online life.

He talks about how he avoids using platforms that might exploit his data, and how he enjoys working on his own path using social media, while also touching on the idea of being on a frontier, and how it can be both exciting and daunting.

Ultimately, he reflects on the idea that “success is the most dangerous thing” and how it can lead to a sense of artistic stagnation.  

Jesse Draxler is an LA-based artist working in mixed media and digital formats to create deconstructed, distorted images.

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