Mark Drew, 

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"The meaning of still-life photography  is....living fully in the present moment, through stillness "

EXHIBITIONS: 

 

Europe

 

+Art is Hope -2014 

 Grand Palais, Paris, France

+Remove Clothes -2013

 

 The PIASA, Paris, France

+Art is Hope -2013

 Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

+Art is Hope -2012

 Grand Palais, Paris, France

 

US

 

+Summer Salon -2018 & 2019

Robin Rice Gallery, New York, NY 

+Camera USA -2018

Von Liebig Gallery, Naples, FL

+Camera USA -2011

Von Liebig Gallery, Naples, FL 

 

Lectures

 

+Faces and Places, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY 

-May 7th, 2018

 

+Faces and Places, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY 

-October 29th, 2018

Mark Drew, Still life & art Photographer

Mark is currently working in; New York City, Paris, France and Palm Beach, FL. 

Using traditional analog film, Mark is well known for his sumptuous pictures, he emphasizes provocation and absolute seduction that are unveiled in each photographic vision with modesty and generosity. Mostly photographing the deeper human connection with elemental objects that surround us, Mark Drew is an artist who's is not afraid to remind us that there is an unbroken link between us and the visual world that surrounds us as well as the mental world we live within ourselves. 

 

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"The tamer of light”

 

Mark Drew grew up with a strong idea of freedom. This spirit of liberty runs in his veins since and his beautiful images bear this DNA and quest for a genuine independence of mind. What struck me first when I looked up at his work for the very first time was the skill and easiness he has shown to secure “his prey”, like a wild bird digging its claws into its victim! Mark Drew is born for beauty, he is this kind of hunter, furtive and secret aiming to tame the untamed frontier enriching his images with a magical spell of light. This is what I call talent.

 

René-Julien Praz

Owner/Curator Praz-DelaVallade Gallery, Paris, France & Los Angeles, USA

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en français

 

"Le dompteur de lumière"

 

Mark Drew a grandi avec une idée très précise de ce que la liberté signifie pour lui. Ce sens de la liberté est très profond en lui-même et ses belles images portent cette recherche inachevée d'une véritable indépendance d'esprit. Ce qui m'a frappé quand j'ai regardé son travail pour la toute première fois, c'était la capacité et la facilité avec laquelle il a montré qu'il a ciblé sa «proie», comme un oiseau sauvage qui creuse ses griffes dans sa victime! Mark Drew sait comment capturer et transmettre la beauté. C'est un chasseur, furtif et secret, visant à dompter la frontière sauvage, en jetant un sort magique de lumière sur ses images. C'est ce que j'appelle le talent.

 

 

 

René-Julien Praz

Owner/Curator Praz-DelaVallade Gallery, Paris, France & Los Angeles, USA

 

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