David Drebin

David Drebin News: Contessa Gallery Presents New Dreamscapes by David Drebin Ahead of Release and Late Summer Book Launch, March 19, 2016 - Chelsea Robbins

Contessa Gallery Presents New Dreamscapes by David Drebin Ahead of Release and Late Summer Book Launch

March 19, 2016 - Chelsea Robbins

First Look: Special opportunity to acquire new David Drebin Dreamscapes ahead of the public release & Late Summer book launch. Available exclusively through Contessa Gallery. David Drebin is one of the most successful and highly collected photographers working today. Contessa Gallery recently debuted his latest monograph, Chasing Paradise, inaugurated with a solo show for the artist at the gallery, October 2 – November 7, 2015. The popular exhibition launched a series of international book signings and solo shows with the artist. Chasing Paradise marks Drebin’s fourth monograph of works (preceded by; Beautiful Disasters in 2012, The Morning After in 2011, and Love and Other Stories in 2007). The book’s title is appropriate, as his works are compilations of alluring fantasies, didactic landscapes and mysterious circumstances, all in some way or another idyllic in appearance. The scenes that the artist creates are worlds nearly utopic in juxtaposition with the viewer’s actuality.

David Drebin News: David Drebin Chasing Paradise, October 31, 2015 - Artsy

David Drebin Chasing Paradise

October 31, 2015 - Artsy

Contessa Gallery's exhibition of David Drebin's Chasing Paradise is selected by Artsy as a Feautured Show for the month of October. 

David Drebin News: David Drebin's Chasing Paradise, September 21, 2015 - Anna Kasparek

David Drebin's Chasing Paradise

September 21, 2015 - Anna Kasparek

Cinematic, sexy and mysterious are a few words to describe David Drebin’s portfolio of landscapes and femme fatales. His distinct photographic style eludes yet entices viewers to step into a world beyond their own. Drebin’s new book Chasing Paradise will debut with a tour launching in Cleveland on October 2 at Contessa Gallery. It is only appropriate that with Contessa Gallery’s long standing reputation for dealing the highest quality of artwork from the world’s most talented artists, that Drebin should inaugurate his global tour with a show at the prestigious gallery.

Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, October 2 from 6 – 8PM, as well as Saturday, October 3 from 1 – 4PM. Drebin will be there, along with copies of Chasing Paradise available for purchase. Attendees will also be able to see Drebin’s latest works, which will be on exhibition at Contessa Gallery until Sunday, November 7.


David Drebin (B. 1970 - )

Blowing Away, 2015

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David Drebin News: Contessa Gallery: Featuring new works and new media by David Drebin at Art Miami 2014, December  1, 2014 - Contessa Gallery

Contessa Gallery: Featuring new works and new media by David Drebin at Art Miami 2014

December 1, 2014 - Contessa Gallery

Contessa Gallery featuring new works and new media by notable Contemporary artist, David Drebin, at Art Miami (December 2 - 7, 2014).

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David Drebin News: Announcing

Announcing "David Drebin Photographs" at Contessa Gallery October 12 - November 12, 2012

October 1, 2012 - Contessa Gallery

David Drebin Photographs is an exhibition celebrating the artist's newest series, the exclusive U.S. release of Drebin's newest book, Beautiful Disasters, and the premiere of his newest work, Dreams of Rome. This is Drebin's third exhibition at Contessa Gallery. Drebin has earned an international reputation, with admirers including Sir Elton John and Diane Von Furstenberg, and his photography has been published in magazines such as Vanity Fair, GQ, ESPN Magazine, Elle, and The New York Times Magazine.

Drebin's scenes of captivating landscapes and glamorous women staged against architectural and natural backdrops capture the beauty and romance of everyday life. The scenes in David Drebin Photographs are all-at-once mysterious, lovely, humorous, melancholy, and exciting. Drebin explains his approach to "directing" the scenes which he captures: "If I were not a photographer I would have probably attempted to become a psychologist, or a ring master at the circus... I like pictures that are often dupilicitous, the ones with hidden meanings, that are ultimately gripping and stay in my mind far beyond the moment of looking at them for the first time... the pictures within the pictures... within the pictures... Coming from a perspective based on how I see the world with my eyes, heart, ears, and brain; I like to think of myself not only as a photographer... but as a psychographer."

The opening reception will be an opportunity for collectors to acquire Drebin's newest photography and meet the artist. Beautiful Disasters and a special edition of the book which includes a limited edition Drebin print will be available for purchase during the reception.

David Drebin News: Announcing David Drebin

Announcing David Drebin "Beautiful Disasters" - an Upcoming Book

May 4, 2012 - Contessa Gallery

Our fantasies can be alluring but also bittersweet. It is this tension that makes David Drebin's sensuous imagery so spellbinding. In his latest collection, this acclaimed contemporary photographer creates bout visual narratives around each of his luschious heroine's voyages of seducton. Aloof, yet irresistible, the women remain tantalizingly anonymous even though there are a few mega stars among them. Set against a global backdrop of sophistication, the locales range from New York to Jerusalem, Miami to Istanbul. Whom will they seduce? Whom will they reject? Follow this spellbinding photographic master of intrigue as he takes us on a journey that could shock but might also lead to bliss in his new book "Beautiful Disasters."