B.D. Graft

A Modern Way of Letting Go

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 Virgil Abloh’s Off-White clothing brand, 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, and Paris.

Artists: B.D. Graft