Darnell Edwards was born in New York, NY in 1972. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, studied at the Art Students League, was apprenticed to Leonard Jenkins, and has done course work at The Art Institute of Chicago. He has taught at Bronx Community College and is currently teaching Dr. Tanya Azarani of Montefiore Medical Center.
His exhibitions include a solo show at Claude Gallery,NY;group shows at The School of Visual Arts Gallery, NY;Agora Gallery,NY;Peter Cox’s Caravaggio Studios, The Museum of the Southwest, TX;Corridor/Red Clay Galleries,NY; and Gourmet Gents. He has works in the collections of the Audrey and Robert Lubin Foundation, Dr Uri Meller, The School of Visual Arts Library, and The Children’s Art Carnival.
Everybody and anybody can draw from a model with some degree of success, but what I create is something else altogether. Working from imagination I create dynamic, never before seen compositions of robots, angels and nudes. I do not use models or photographs as I feel this presents no real challenge and prefer instead to draw on my years of laborious studying and memory training. Few in the history of art attained this level of mastery to produce three-dimensional realism from imagination. There were really only two, Rubens and Michelangelo. I now count myself among these Great Masters and welcome you to a visual reality where the only limit is what I can imagine.