The art of Dutch artist Handiedan involves a complex cut and paste mixture of both digital and highly detailed sculptural hand cut collages, in the form of physical art pieces combined with virtual reality, augmented reality and crypto art.
Like a time traveler, a journey through Handiedan’s art is like traveling thought the Fourth Dimension of Time. Starting with her art technique and use of material: Historical imagery, analogue hand cut techniques vs digital design, augmented and web3 techniques.
Deeply influenced by multi-sexual, scientific and spiritual interests - from Vintage Pin-Up, Pulp, Currency and Letterpress, to Quantum Physics, Cosmology, Numerology, Sacred Geometries and Metaphysics - her art embraces the various forms of vital energy and time endlessly permeating the universe and mirrors the eternal motion of life.
Handiedan started working as a full time mixed media artist in 2007. Ever since, her artwork has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world as well outside the gallery as large scale wheat paste installations.
With a background in photographic design (graduated), illustration and graphic design (self taught) from 2002-2007, Handiedan started working as a full-time mixed media artist in 2007.
Ever since, her artwork has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world as well outside the gallery as large scale wheat paste installations.
And gallery (sold out) solo shows, group shows and art fairs; Corey Helford Gallery, Jonathan LeVine Projects, Roq la Rue, Thinkspace Gallery, Spoke Art/Hashimoto Contemporary, Phone Booth Gallery, Black Book Gallery, Scope, Project Miami in the US, Saatchi and Unit 44 in the UK, Kallenbach Gallery and Vroom & Varossieau in Amsterdam, Mondo Bizzarro Gallery in Rome and museum La Halle St. Pierre in Paris with HEY!.
Since 2011 Handiedan has taken her collage artwork outside the gallery creating large scale wheat paste murals in Europe and in the United States:
Kaaboo Del Mar, RMP, Richmond VA, 'Wall\Therapy', Rochester NY, 'One Wall' with Urban Nation, Berlin and 'White Walls' with Unit44, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Handiedan's art has been featured in several books, magazines and blogs including HEY!, Victionary, Die Gestalten Verlag, BISPublishers, Delayed Gratification, IdN Magazine, NowThen, Monday Inspiration, DPI, Fefe, HiFructose, Juxtapox, Inked Magazine and Mass Appeal.
Always curious and willing to experiment, Handiedan engaged in 2017 with Virtual Reality using Tilt Brush and she realized Handria, her first 3D VR virtual collage & drawing universe that was presented at Future Play Festival in Edinburgh, UK.
In 2019 Handiedan started to embed Augemented Reality to her work during her 2019 solo show Torus at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, and since early 2021 she explores the digital world of NFT art.