B.D. Graft German, b. 1988

Overview

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...

Works
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Selected Solo Exhibitions 

 

2022 

A Modern Way of Letting Go, Everyday Gallery, Antwerp

Future Fairs New York, Duo Exhibition, presented by Double V Gallery, New York

 

2021     

BEES AND OTHERS IMPORTANT THINGS, Curator Tiago De Abreu Pinto, Double V  Gallery,  Paris

 

2020     

PLANTED THOUGHTS, Abstract Mag x Launch F18, New York, USA 

ART   ROTTERDAM, Double V Gallery   

 

2019     

The Art of Yellow, B.D. Graft x MuteMuse, Seoul, South Korea   

 

2018  

TRYING TO FEEL MORE YELLOW THAN BLUE, Nina Sagt Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany  

 

2017  

B.D. GRAFT SELECTED WORKS, De Werk Winkel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

2016  

IS IT MINE IF I ADD SOME YELLOW?, Skek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

 

2015     

SOMETHING BORROWED, Kuva Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands  

 

Selected Group Exhibitions  

 

2020     

SALON GALERISTES, Double V Gallery, le Carreau du temple, Paris, FR 

ART   PARIS   ART   FAIR,   Double   V   Gallery,   le   Grand   Palais,   Paris,   FR   

 

2019     

ART ON PAPER, Uprise Art, New York, USA  

 

2018  

LA SAGA, Double V Gallery, Marseille, France 

GENESIS,   Tryfon   Art   Gallery,   Lesbos,   Greece   

 

2017     

REFLECTIONS, Adam & Siam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

COLLAGE   EXPO, C-Lab Kunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

RE-IMAGINING RIETVELD, PAN Amsterdam, The Netherlands  

 

2016   

INTERNATIONAL WEIRD COLLAGE SHOW, Espronsceda Centre, Barcelona, Spain

HEREN MAGAZINE’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY, PKM Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

 

Education

2015

MA in English Literature and Culture, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 

 

2014

BA in Film Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.