Dare to enter David Drebin’s world and get ready to be seduced. Ever the subliminal provocateur, David Drebin draws you into the enigma lurking in his photos; photos which are at once panoramic and epic, intimate, voyeuristic, and intoxicating. His work appears in galleries world-wide from New York to Paris to Hong Kong to Istanbul; and in cultural touchstones like the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair.
A part-time resident of Yorkville, Toronto-born David Drebin holds Yorkville dear:
“Even after travelling all over the world, Hazelton Avenue is still one of my favorite streets. Who doesn’t love walking around Yorkville in all four seasons?” “I like that high end and global retail brands are taking over the streets of Yorkville which only elevates the area even further. Would not change a thing…I love the area.”
David Drebin is represented by the world’s finest Art Galleries including Camera Work, Photographers Limited Editions, Young Gallery and Fahey Klein. At Art Miami in 2010, his iconic “Central Park” sold for a record price of $78,000; he has been featured in major Art Fairs since 2008 alongside art world legends Andy Warhol, Chuck Close and Helmut Newton. At present the Galerie de Bellefeuille and Contessa Gallery are showing his multiple art forms and the Sandra Ainsley Gallery his sculptures.
The career span of his solo exhibitions reveals the evolution of artistic genius – from iconic photographs, neon light installations and lightboxes, etchings on glass, to the new medium of photo sculptures using 3D imaging. There are also several books of David Drebin collections where you can dwell and savour the inherent beauty and intrigue of his images.
I guarantee any one of his books – like his exhibitions – will seduce you.
Watch here for news of his upcoming Toronto Spring exhibit!
“My approach to artistic expression is to tell a story.”
“See the beauty in others whether on the outside or on the inside.”
“Be you, and always strive to be the best version of yourself.”
Favourite Places in Yorkville:
(David is quick to clarify, “It’s always about the people and never about the places.”)
Opus, Sotto Sotto, Joso’s, Yamato’s, 5 Elements, Four Seasons Hotel and Terroni Summerhill;
workouts at Catalyst or Equinox
“I don’t love how our society has become self-obsessed with tools like social media.”
“Narcissistic people. Can’t stand them, however, I’m fascinated by the world of “selfies” hence the infamous “Selfie” photograph.”
David’s mother –
“One of my greatest influences”