Artists | Petra Gut Contemporary - PETRA GUT CONTEMPORARY AG

D - F


    Patrizio di Renzo (b.1971 in Zug, Switzerland) is a Swiss photographer, filmmaker and creative director, known for his strikingly stylised images that draw the viewer into a world of fantasy. 

    Di Renzo pours himself into his work: his dreams, his desires, his unique vision. The resulting works are not only instantly recognisable, but are also, by the photographer’s own admission, something like self-portraits. 

    Clean lines, strong contrasts, dynamic patterns of light and shade: di Renzo’s work is bold and unashamed, whether there are models in haute couture or remote beaches and mountain ranges in front of the lens. Yet there is also a subtler side to his work; these are photographs tell stories that are sometimes joyful, sometimes eerie, and often surreal. 

    Di Renzo’s work has been featured in magazines, publications, and advertising campaigns across the world. He has published two photographic books, Portraits of Illusions and Merlin’s Dream, both of which incorporate fiction, myth and storytelling. He’s currently working on a third, set to be called Invisible, which will challenge societal notions of beauty. 


    Seductive stories of his journeys are told by David Drebin. Glamorously staged scenes allow the viewer to partake in longing and dreaming. Drebin succeeds in portraying intimate moments into impactful scenes.

    Drebin lends cinematic aesthetics to his melancholic photography.  The panoramic view of large cities is staged Hollywood style, impressive rows of buildings make the viewer experience the modern grandeur of large cities as well as their diversity in thoughts and longings.

    Breathtaking colours and dramatic light settings are characteristic of Drebin's atmospheric photography.

    David Drebin (*1970 in Canada) lives and works in New York City. He grew up in Toronto, until he moved to New York to study at "Parsons New School of Design". After successful graduation in 1996, he quickly attained strong reputation as an international advertising and fashion photographer. Part of his customer base included American Express, Mercedes, Nike and Sony, his work is published in magazines like "Elle", "GQ", "New York Times magazine" and "Vanity Fair".