‘Amo Noir’ is rich in allusion, blending vintage erotica with an antiquated playing card form. Dutch artist Handiedan creates a collage aesthetic like no other. Rendered in greyscale, with only a hint of red highlights here and there, two seductive women pose at the centre, intertwined together.
Their bodies fragmented by the intrusion of Baroque patterns, dollar-bill signage, and scraps of typography, surrounding them in busy, collage effect. The result is stunning and hypnotic: an exceptional piece of contemporary print-making.