In a unique manner, David Drebin’s work combines voyeuristic and psychological viewpoints. He offers the viewer a dramatic insight into emotions and experiences which many of us have doubtlessly felt at some point of our lives.
After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1996, David Drebin rapidly made a name for himself as an internationally renowned photographer creating images of movie stars, sports personalities and various entertainers and subsequently was commissioned for countless high profile advertising campaigns around the world. David Drebin is a multidisciplinary artist working in various art forms producing limited edition works including Photographs, Lightboxes, Neon light Installations, Sculptures and Etchings on Glass. In 2018 the record price of a David Drebin photograph “Jerusalem” sold for $100,000 through Art Angels Gallery in Los Angeles.
Hardly anything is more electrifying than the deep or not so deep layers of our longings and desires excited by images, especially when they come along in the garb of mythical atmospheres and set in motion premonitions. Contemporary myths reach us mainly in the form of films.
David Drebin’s photographs manage in an inimitable way to create tense, crackling, highly erotic film atmospheres with individual images. We cannot see the films from which the frozen scenes seem to originate, but we feel exactly how they feel, how they tickle and challenge us, breathlessly in the vortex of their exuberant actions, intoxicating us orgiastically.
Each photograph is an explosion of potentiated sensuality, color frenzy, a voyeuristic realization of a particular U-Topos with a special, mysterious happening. Against the background current discussions about diversity, someone may find Drebin’s shameless staging of female eroticism from the point of view of the heterosexual male gaze, which, however, can just as well be a (less heterosexual) female gaze, as a spectacle of masculine dominance. Because of the presented perfection, we should not let ourselves be stopped by this!