"The tamer of light"
Originally from Los Angeles, Mark Drew grew up with a strong idea of freedom. This spirit of liberty runs through his veins since then and his beautiful images bear this DNA and quest for a genuine independence of mind. What struck me first when I looked up his work for the very first time was the skill and ease 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 a 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, a "tamer of light."
–René-Julien Praz, Curator, Praz-DelaVallade, Paris, France
A native of Los Angeles, Mark Drew grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey and currently works in New York City and Paris, France.
Art Is Hope Exhibition, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2012
Art Is Hope Exhibition, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2013
Lʼillusion du bonheur, La Revue Bancal, Paris, France, 2015
*Grand Palais, Paris, France 2012, Art is Hope
*Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2013
*PIASA, Paris, France 2014, Art is Hope (Remove Clothes)
A-R-E-A, New York City
Gilles Montezine, New York City
INCA Swimwear, Miami
Italian Vogue (digital)
Sephora, New York City