• Living Things // B. D. Graft
  • Living Things // B. D. Graft
  • Living Things // B. D. Graft
  • Living Things // B. D. Graft

Living Things // B. D. Graft

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Living Things is the debut book from German artist B.D. Graft, whose light, graphic style recalls Matisse’s cutouts mixed with Bauhaus-era design and Pop Art levity. In the 64-page softcover book, foliage and fruit play a central role, as does color. The book includes key works from Graft’s ongoing series of plants in vases — collages and paintings of gestural foliage emerging from boldly hued vessels — and emphasizes the artist’s playful side. For example, in an oil pastel titled “Pot Head,” a loosely rendered, fleshy figure has a big blue planter for a head. “Making art brightens up my day,” Graft explains, “and I’d like to pass that feeling on to the observer.” The book was made with FSC-certified paper sourced from responsibly managed forests (for every tree cut down, three trees are planted). In addition, for each book sold on this website, one tree is planted.

Printed and bound in Barcelona

Softcover 64 pages

5.1 x 8.2 in.

B. D. Graft

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