‘Signum Linguae’ is a Giclée print by Dutch collage artist Handiedan. Printed onto High Gloss Chromalux on Aluminium, the print is from a limited edition of 5 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Dutch artist Handiedan has created a collage aesthetic like no other. Combining computer montage with highly detailed, hand-cut sculptural techniques, her work is built around pin-up erotica, meshing body parts together to a backdrop of intricate Baroque and Victoriana design.
Using antique stamps, musical scores and playing cards, Handiedan’s meticulously crafted works revel in a latter-day luxury to sumptuous effect. ‘Signum Linguae’ is rich in allusion, blending vintage erotica with an antiquated playing card form.
A fragmented woman sits seductively at its centre, surrounded by an intricate array of Baroque patterns, dollar-bill signage and scraps of typography, all merged together in a busy, collage effect.
The result is stunning and hypnotic: an exceptional piece of contemporary print-making.