Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Handiedan‘s artistic universe revolves around some leading visual motifs and yet it amazes thanks to its complexity, both in terms of formal composition and in terms of the technique she uses for making them. These two aspects together determine the irresistible charm of her art.
Undisputed protagonists of Handiedan‘s sculptural hand-cut collages, her vintage pin-ups immediately recall the burlesque genre. However if we look into them further many sources of inspiration are revealed: the Neo-Classical and Victorian ages, the Parisian Belle Époque, up to the 1940’s and Post-War sexy imagery. But none of Handiedan‘s ‘models’ really existed. In fact each of them is composed through by assembling anatomical parts of different pre-existing images. The newly formed woman is the result of a complex layering process that gives to Handiedan‘s art a three-dimensional quality and makes a collaged bas-relief out of every work. Her cheerfully sexy creatures seem to lively bend in and out of their background.
Her artwork has been shown throughout the world including her sold-out solo shows at Roq la Rue and Thinkspace Gallery, and shows & fairs at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Spoke Art/Hashimoto Contemporary, Scope Miami, Phone Booth Gallery, Black Book Gallery in the US, Unit 44 in the UK, Mondo Bizzarro Gallery in Rome and museum La Halle St. Pierre in Paris.
And mural projects like 'Wall\Therapy' in Rochester NY, 'One Wall' with Urban Nation in Berlin and 'White Walls' with Unit44 in Newcastle.
Her art has been featured in several books, magazines and blogs including Victionary, Die Gestalten Verlag, HEY!, BISPublishers, Delayed Gratification, IdN Magazine, NowThen, Monday Inspiration, DPI, Fefe, HiFructose and Juxtapox.