B.D. Graft German, b. 1988
B.D. Graft's colorful practice spans painting, drawing, ceramics, and collage, while his subject matter ranges from landscapes to plant-lined interiors and lush floral bouquets. Before devoting himself to two- and three-dimensional visual work, the German-born, Amsterdam-based artist studied film and English literature in college. Since then, he has exhibited at galleries in New York, Seoul, Amsterdam, and beyond. Graft has also collaborated with designers such as the late Virgil Abloh (Off-White), lending his bold graphics to the designer's tees. Graft describes his practice as "deceptively decorative," and his work is broadly concerned with nature and the pursuit of happiness. He's also interested in notions of image ownership, an overarching theme throughout his collage series titled "Is it mine if I add some yellow?"
B.D. Graft (b. 1988, Cologne ALL) lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He graduated from the university of Amsterdam, with a MA in English Literature and Culture in 2015. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally in New York, Seoul, Rotterdam, Paris...
A Modern Way of Letting GoSolo Exhibition by B.D. Graft 18 Jun - 31 Jul 2022B.D. Graft (Cologne, 1988) captured the attention of art lovers with his uncluttered compositions and playful drawing skills. Combining successful gallery expositions in Amsterdam, Seoul, Düsseldorf and New York with a growing audience of admirers on social media like Instagram and commissioned designs for Virgil Abloh (Off White), Graft has...
CAN Ibiza 2022B.D. Graft, Bram Kinsbergen, Daan Gielis, Lisse Declercq, Magda Kirk, Mamali Shafahi, Marco Paul Lorenzetti, Martin Kacmarek & Serban Ionescu 13 - 17 Jul 2022
Art Rotterdam 2022Anders Davidsen, B.D. Graft, Bram Kinsbergen, Ciro Duclos, Danilo Stojanovic, Daan Gielis, Erica Mao, Louis Appleby, Mamali Shafahi, Mirko Canesi, Natacha Mankowski, Tom Volkaert 19 - 22 May 2022Everyday Gallery is thrilled to present for the third time at Art Rotterdam 2022 (Booth 84 Main Section).
Selected Solo Exhibitions
A Modern Way of Letting Go, Everyday Gallery, Antwerp
Future Fairs New York, Duo Exhibition, presented by Double V Gallery, New York
BEES AND OTHERS IMPORTANT THINGS, Curator Tiago De Abreu Pinto, Double V Gallery, Paris
PLANTED THOUGHTS, Abstract Mag x Launch F18, New York, USA
ART ROTTERDAM, Double V Gallery
The Art of Yellow, B.D. Graft x MuteMuse, Seoul, South Korea
TRYING TO FEEL MORE YELLOW THAN BLUE, Nina Sagt Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
B.D. GRAFT SELECTED WORKS, De Werk Winkel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
IS IT MINE IF I ADD SOME YELLOW?, Skek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
SOMETHING BORROWED, Kuva Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Selected Group Exhibitions
CAN Ibiza 2022 - Booth A3, Presented by Everyday Gallery
SALON GALERISTES, Double V Gallery, le Carreau du temple, Paris, FR
ART PARIS ART FAIR, Double V Gallery, le Grand Palais, Paris, FR
ART ON PAPER, Uprise Art, New York, USA
LA SAGA, Double V Gallery, Marseille, France
GENESIS, Tryfon Art Gallery, Lesbos, Greece
REFLECTIONS, Adam & Siam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
COLLAGE EXPO, C-Lab Kunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
RE-IMAGINING RIETVELD, PAN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
INTERNATIONAL WEIRD COLLAGE SHOW, Espronsceda Centre, Barcelona, Spain
HEREN MAGAZINE’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY, PKM Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
MA in English Literature and Culture, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
BA in Film Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.