"Collage is just innate with the black experience...in constantly making something out of nothing. It is hip-hop on paper; sampling, chopping, rearranging, and remixing and freestyling on top of it all for something meaningful and relevant."
Jesse Freeman is from Maryland and has lived in Tokyo for 13 years. After falling in love with literature, Jesse developed four artistic mediums: photography, filmmaking, ikebana and collage.
Having lived in Japan for many years, Jesse has a unique outside perspective on socio-political topics that affect the Black community in America. He found that collaging provided a more direct form of expression to address these topics.
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan