The Vintage Pin-ups of Handiedan

While not overly sexual there’s clearly a sense of eroticism in the work of Hanneke Treffers, alias Handiedan. Her art is a mixture of Japanese Shunga and vintage pin-ups, all wrapped up in these flamboyant “Jugendstil” decorations.

As a true Postmodernist she shops around in the richness of the past, translating, morphing and layering all these elements into these wonderful sensual and playful collage’s.
My personal favorite is the first image in the gallery ( Titled “Pin-up tree” ) where all these pinups and vintage images become an explosion of high heeled legs. On top of these body parts she uses these delicate black lines and decorations, which immediately pulls this image from the past to modern times. The work of Hanneke Treffers is currently shown in the Museum of Porn in Art, Zurich.

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