530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Björn Ryfors
The Influence of Color
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • Be Free to Wander the Road You Never Walked Before   Be Free to Wander the Road You Never Walked Before
    Oil on Canvas
    39" x 39"
    Björn Ryfors

  • I Have Not Learned More than that Life Moves in Waves, From Despair to Something Wonderful   I Have Not Learned More than that Life Moves in Waves, From Despair to Something Wonderful
    Oil on Canvas
    39" x 31"
    Björn Ryfors

  • People Ask Me Why I Paint this Way or that Way and My Answer is "I Enjoy It"   People Ask Me Why I Paint this Way or that Way and My Answer is "I Enjoy It"
    Oil on Canvas
    40" x 31"
    Björn Ryfors

  • The Unknown Path, The Search for Knowledge, Gives us the Opportunities to Discover New Challenges and "Aha" Moments   The Unknown Path, The Search for Knowledge, Gives us the Opportunities to Discover New Challenges and "Aha" Moments
    Oil on Canvas
    23" x 23"
    Björn Ryfors


Björn Ryfors

BJÖRN RYFORS

The Influence of Color
November 3 – November 24, 2015
Reception: Thursday, November 5, 2015 6-8 PM

Björn Ryfors’ oil paintings, which the artist terms non-figurative, depict abstract forms and landscapes with rough energy. For Ryfors, the process begins when the “empty canvas steps aside, the colors take place, and a picture is born.” His brush strokes, visible from a distance, instill a sense of presence in each painting, with which the viewing process becomes a dialogue between the artist and viewer. The titles of Ryfors’ paintings are derived from the artist's musings, which he inscribes on the back of each piece. These ruminations can range anywhere from the philosophical to the personal, sometimes preemptively answering questions about the artist's technique or offering profound analyses of the human condition.  

It is difficult to apply a label to the abstracted content of Ryfors’ paintings. A still life might be seen by one viewer just as soon as a night sky would appear to another. In this way, the viewer joins Ryfors in his contemplation. A question is asked or answered, and a picture is born.