B.D. Graft

Planted Thoughts

February 29 – May 30, 2020

Press Release

LAUNCH F18 and ABSTRACT GALLERY are delighted to present Planted Thoughts, a solo exhibition by Amsterdam based artist, B.D. Graft. The exhibition opens on Saturday, February 29 from 6-9 PM and is on view through April 11, 2020. This exhibition marks the first solo show of the artist’s work in New York.

Planted Thoughts features an array of drawing and painting, displaying the many forms of Graft’s practice in his ongoing plant works. The exhibition forms a truly positive note, highlighting a sincere sense of optimism, innocence and genuine joy for art. As a self taught artist, B.D. Graft has risen over the years in similar fashion to contemporary artists such as JR or KAWS, connecting with many beyond the art world while also remaining very much a fine art artist. Planted Thoughts continues in this same fashion, both visually and conceptually. Creating an exhibition and experience that can be enjoyed by many, offering a little shared light on the brighter side of the everyday.

B.D. Graft was born in 1988 in Cologne, Germnay. Working mainly in the fields of collage and painting, Graft’s focus primarily lies on exploring concepts of ownership and the deceptively decorative. Graft has exhibited extensively through out the world including The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, South Korea, France and the USA. Recent solo exhibitions include “Trying To Feel More Yellow Than Blue,” Nina Sagt Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany, and “The Art of Yellow,” Mute Muse Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2019). B.D. has also collaborated with programs such as Uprise Art as well as a fashion collaboration with Off-White. Graft lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

ABSTRACT GALLERY is an information platform which specializes in abstract art. Their goal is to publish important art events in the world and show art trends. They also look for young, noteworthy artists and help to unleash their potential. It’s important for them to form a new generation of great artists who deserve their place in art-history.