Handiedan (NL)

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Handiedan, Triangle Amoureux No.1

Amsterdam based collage artist Hanneke Treffers (The Netherlands, 1981), better known as Handiedan, started working as a self taught collage artist almost 5 years ago. With a history as graduated photographic designer at the Academy for fine Arts and design St. Joost, Breda in 2002, she developed her working skills into graphic design and illustration throught the years. Since 2008 Handiedan works as a collage artist and her artwork and art prints have been shown in galleries throughout the US, Australia and Europe and are published in magazines and blogs like HiFructose, Juxtapoz, IdN and Victionary.

Handiedan prints [nggallery id=48]
Handiedan originals [nggallery id=62]

Handiedan’s collages involve a complex cut and paste mixture of classic pin-up images. Intricate and meticulously crafted, the collages represent the gradual accumulation of layers. Over a backdrop of baroque and Victorian Neo-Classicism designs culled from international currencies and stamps, antique sheet music ornaments, playing cards, sigar bands, Asian papers and personal items, the artist fuses classic pin-up girl body parts, with the occasion recourse to digital wizardry, scissors and a steady hand to create her own version of beauty.
Handiedan builds up so many layers in her collages that the surfaces stand out in relief and it becomes a game to spot motifs that reappear from one work to another.
The impish doodled avatar peppered throughout on the tattooed lushed pin-up girls with pen scratches and doodles all over the collage either on paper, old wood or rusty metal.Handiedan, Triangle Amoureux No.1

Amsterdam based collage artist Hanneke Treffers (The Netherlands, 1981), better known as Handiedan, started working as a self taught collage artist almost 5 years ago. With a history as graduated photographic designer at the Academy for fine Arts and design St. Joost, Breda in 2002, she developed her working skills into graphic design and illustration throught the years. Since 2008 Handiedan works as a collage artist and her artwork and art prints have been shown in galleries throughout the US, Australia and Europe and are published in magazines and blogs like HiFructose, Juxtapoz, IdN and Victionary.

Handiedan prints [nggallery id=48]
Handiedan originals [nggallery id=62]

Handiedan’s collages involve a complex cut and paste mixture of classic pin-up images. Intricate and meticulously crafted, the collages represent the gradual accumulation of layers. Over a backdrop of baroque and Victorian Neo-Classicism designs culled from international currencies and stamps, antique sheet music ornaments, playing cards, sigar bands, Asian papers and personal items, the artist fuses classic pin-up girl body parts, with the occasion recourse to digital wizardry, scissors and a steady hand to create her own version of beauty.
Handiedan builds up so many layers in her collages that the surfaces stand out in relief and it becomes a game to spot motifs that reappear from one work to another.
The impish doodled avatar peppered throughout on the tattooed lushed pin-up girls with pen scratches and doodles all over the collage either on paper, old wood or rusty metal.

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