David Drebin

Canadian, 1970
In a truly distinctive manner, David Drebin seamlessly intertwines voyeuristic and psychological perspectives within his artistic endeavors. Through his lens, he offers viewers a compelling glimpse into the depths of emotions and experiences that resonate universally. Graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1996, Drebin swiftly ascended to international acclaim as a photographer, capturing iconic images of movie stars, sports figures, and various entertainers. His artistic prowess led to numerous commissions for high-profile advertising campaigns worldwide.
David Drebin stands as a versatile artist, exploring various mediums such as limited edition Photographs, Lightboxes, Neon light Installations, Sculptures, and Etchings on Glass.
The year 2005 marked a significant milestone for Drebin with his inaugural solo exhibition at Camera Work in Berlin. This success was followed by the release of his first comprehensive illustrated book, "Love and Other Stories," in 2007, propelling him into a global spotlight. Galleries worldwide sought to represent Drebin, reinforcing his position as a leading artist in the contemporary art scene.
Drebin's photographs are nothing short of epic, imbued with drama and cinematic allure, attracting collectors from around the globe. Uniquely, he stages femme fatales against the grandiose backdrops of cities like Hong Kong, New York, and Paris. These cityscapes, reminiscent of cinema, offer an expansive canvas for the imagination, with towering skyscrapers contributing to the visual narrative. The compelling tension and depth in Drebin's work emerge from his skillful blending of diverse themes, seamlessly fusing humor and sensuality, melancholy and passion.
Drebin's artistic achievements extend beyond the confines of galleries, as evidenced by the record-breaking sale of his "Central Park" at Art Miami in 2010, fetching an impressive $78,000. In 2018, another milestone was achieved when his photograph "Jerusalem" sold for a record price of $100,000 through Art Angels Gallery in Los Angeles.
Exclusive collaborations with teNeues publishing (www.teNeues.com) have brought Drebin's books to a global audience. These publications, including "The Morning After" (2010), "Beautiful Disasters" (2012), "Chasing Paradise" (2015), "Dreamscapes" (2016), "Love and Lights" (2017), and "Before They Were Famous" (2019), are not only distributed worldwide but often accompanied by exhibitions in prominent cities such as Paris, New York, Miami, Istanbul, Amsterdam, and Brussels.
Drebin's presence is prominent in the world's finest art galleries, including Camera Work in Berlin, Immagis in Munich, GKM Galleri in Sweden, Galerie de Bellefeuille in Montreal, Art Angels Gallery in Los Angeles, Preiss Fine Arts in Vienna, and Fahey Klein in Los Angeles. His artistic legacy continues to unfold through captivating visuals and global recognition.
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