Scarlett Hooft Graafland

Scarlett Hooft Graafland

Work from the pieces, Polar Bear, The Journey, Salt, and Lemonade Igloo (in order).

“Using naïve and childlike colour palettes her photographs draw on the language of the surreal showing familiar objects out of context (a llama wearing balloons, top hats flying through the desert and a pair of naked legs entwined around a cactus). Her humorous and unsettling juxtaposition of these everyday objects with the sparse, unforgiving landscape echoes the aesthetic of surrealists such as René Magritte. Hooft Graafland utilizes the medium of photography, associated with the representation of truth, to represent the fantastic and the irrational. “

Thanks to Michael Hoppen Contemporary for the statement.

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