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Handiedan
Handiedan's collage work feeds on the tainted history of pin-up girl posters, using torn, aged surfaces to subvert sexiness. At first glance, the images have a nostalgic feeling, fueled by their ornate details and seemingly straightforward compositions, but a closer look quickly reveals their brutality.

Though her current work tends toward multi-faceted, multi-hued theatricality, it also embraces an element of noir-inspired starkness. For the first time, Handiedan has experimented with black and white imagery, and to haunting effect.

Ultimately, Handiedan presents a new history by repurposing an old one. Posters, icons, typography, constructs, and decorations of earlier eras are toggled together in a way that scratches away at the past's objectification while celebrating its glamour. - Phone Booth Gallery

Intricate and meticulously crafted, Handiedan's collages represent the gradual accumulation of layers—not only of materials like wood, metal and paper, but cultural references as well. Over a backdrop of baroque designs culled from international currencies and antique sheet music, the artist fuses classic pin-up girl body parts to create her own version of beauty. Sometimes these beauties might wield an extra arm or two, and everything that lies exposed beyond their garters and brassieres is heavily inked with hand-drawn tattoos.

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Artworks by Handiedan

Heptade by Handiedan

Heptade

Handiedan

First Edition

Bollywood Sugar In Blue (Mother Of Pearl Edition) by Handiedan

Bollywood Sugar In Blue

Handiedan

Mother Of Pearl Edition

Arteria by Handiedan

Arteria

Handiedan

First Edition

Arcturus (Digital Design) by Handiedan

Arcturus

Handiedan

Digital Design

Spica by Handiedan

Spica

Handiedan

First Edition

Flos Vitae by Handiedan

Flos Vitae

Handiedan

First Edition

Tetrade (First Edition) by Handiedan

Tetrade

Handiedan

First Edition

Pentade (Blue On Silver (Large)) by Handiedan

Pentade

Handiedan

Blue On Silver (Large)

Atrium (Aluminium Edition) by Handiedan

Atrium

Handiedan

Aluminium Edition

Two (First Edition) by Handiedan

Two

Handiedan

First Edition

Valkyries No. 1 (Black On Silver) by Handiedan

Valkyries No. 1

Handiedan

Black On Silver

Centauri by Handiedan

Centauri

Handiedan

First Edition

Parallax (18 x 24 Edition) by Handiedan

Parallax

Handiedan

18 x 24 Edition

Amphitrite by Handiedan

Amphitrite

Handiedan

First Edition

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