Scarlett Hooft Graafland's work is rooted in her being a photographer, a sculptor, a choreographer, and an explorer as she seamlessly transforms ordinary landscapes into astonishing anomalies.
Traveling to the most isolated corners on earth, these austere surroundings become live actors in the highly choreographed performances that Graafland stages there. Whether it is the salt desert of Bolivia, the Canadian arctic or Madagascar, Scarlett merges with the surroundings and its local culture.
Using childlike color palettes dominated by blue, her photographs offer familiar sights in some of the most isolated locations in the world. Working together with the local people, her works are highly collaborative given that she works in areas that are so removed from civilization and thus at such mercy to the elements. Based in Amsterdam, her work has been exhibited all over Europe and at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and the Musée D'Orsay, Paris amongst others.
Galerie XII is located near LA’s famed Museum Row in Miracle Mile and is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and by appointment.