The art of Dutch artist Handiedan involves a complex cut and paste mixture of digital and highly detailed sculptural hand cut collages, complimented by conscientiously collected antique ornamental frames.
Handiedan’s accomplished and refined collage technique allows her for an artistic journey through past, present and future. The result is an almost kaleidoscopical visual exploration whose discoveries are sometimes immediately visible and sometimes hidden in plain sight. Protagonists of the works are the iconic pin-ups clearly inspired by the burlesque universe. The artist digitally composes their bodies by assembling anatomical parts of different pre-existing pin-up images from the 1920-1940s, transforming them into images reminiscent of the Neo-Classical and Victorian ages, the Parisian Belle Époque, up to the 1940’s and Post-War sexy imagery.
Her collage artwork has been shown throughout the world including her (sold-out) solo shows, group shows and art fairs in the US, the UK, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome, and Paris.
Who are these women to you?
Muses. But it’s also me, and also it’s personal. Or my love life, or maybe an imaginary person. But in the end, they represent an energy of strength and vulnerability. They also represent motion and time and change.
Extract from interview with Handiedan by Jamie Maleszka in October 2017 for ‘Mass Appeal’.
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