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  • Artist Bio




  • Edmund Rufus Royster is an emerging artist from Detroit, MI.  His work provides an energetic combination of drawing, painting and collage. Through layers of paper and mat board, along with graphite, charcoal or paint, his work guides the viewer on a line blurred between mediums. By invoking the beauty of contemporary black America, there emerges a sense of wonder with humans and nature, not just living as one, but also being as one.

    As a recent graduate of Florida A & M University Visual Arts program, where he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree, Edmund is looking forward to pursuing a Master’s in Fine Arts. Currently, Edmund is continuing his employment at Utrecht Art Supplies in Tallahassee, FL where he has been a sales associate for nearly three years.  This experience has greatly expanded his knowledge and understanding of numerous supplies and techniques. With guidance and information from coworkers and professional artists who frequent the store, Edmund’s list of teachers continues to grow.  As a student of life and of art, Edmund is developing depth that is increasingly reflected in his work.



    More of his work can be viewed on:

    Facebook.com/RufusRoysterArt

    Rufus-Royster.fineartamerica.com

    Artofrufus.carbonmade.com

    Edmund can also be contacted via email: Edmund1.Royster@gmail.com

  • Artist Statement



    The journey through my portraits, provide an energetic combination of drawing, painting and collage, enhancing a quality to my subjects. What is created is a prototype collage of layered paper and matte board, with graphite, charcoal or paint, I guide the viewer on a line blurred between mediums that allows you to indulge in a mixture of the elegance of realism combined with the wonder and innocence of nature. Invoking the beauty of contemporary black America, grasping the wonder of humans and nature, not just living as one, but also BEING as one.

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