HANDIEDAN (Hanneke Treffers, Netherlands, b. 1981)

The art of Dutch artist Handiedan involves a complex cut and paste mixture of digital and highly detailed sculptural hand cut collages, complimented with augmented reality and conscientiously collected antique ornamental frames.

Handiedan’s accomplished and refined mixed media techniques allows her for an artistic journey through past, present and future. Intricate and meticulously crafted, the artist’s collages represent the gradual accumulation of layers—not only of materials like wood, metal and paper, but cultural references as well..  The result is an almost kaleidoscopical visual exploration whose discoveries are sometimes immediately visible and sometimes hidden in plain sight.