Six years ago, she exhibited at the Swedish Church in New York and now artist Anne-Marie Djurfors is back in the Big Apple, this time as participant of the group exhibition “Rhapsody of the Abstract” at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Chelsea.

“They invited me and I feel very honored, as the owner of this gallery is great,” said Djurfors at the fancy champagne opening reception, which was like an explosion bursting with color.

Since Nordstjernan last met with Djurfors, she’s been busy exhibiting at the Opera Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, as well as the Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy. She is also preparing to exhibit at the Marziart Internationale Galerie in Hamburg, Germany, an exhibition which will open in September this year.

“I’m very influenced by the old masters,” explained Djurfors. “Especially perhaps Brancusi, the Romanian sculptor. I am influenced by futurism, concretism, and cubism. I also pick wildly among what’s modernism.”
For the exhibition Chelsea, Djurfors had brought some of her most representative works, she calls them “my icons” where the color red is dominant among soft grays and cobalt blues.

“I work with similar motifs,” she continued. “And while I work, I listen to music – everything from classical music to modern, though Mahler is a favorite of mine. Mahler’s very serious and pulls down very deep, but that’s not a problem for me, even though my work is fairly playful.”
Djurfors lives and works in Stockholm. The exhibition at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery runs through March 1.