Handiedan, Flos Vitae - Dutch Urban Art

Handiedan, Flos Vitae - Dutch Urban Art

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FLOS VITAE DIGITAL COLLAGE

Art print giclée

315 gsm Innova Soft Textured Natural White 

16.5" x 22" / 42 x 53 cm (image size) 

Signed, numbered and logo embossed

Edition: 25

2017

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.

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.