idris van heffen

In his work Idris van Heffen (born 1985) reduces visuals to simple lines, shapes and colours. His designs are abstract, but expressive. His imagery don't only show form, but also reflect a rich world of thought. The simple style, details omitted, creates absurdity with an element of mystery.

Idris van Heffen studied at the Willem de Kooning Art Academy and St. Joost Academy in Breda. His illustrations have been used by clients such as Trouw, Mercedes Benz, Soho House, City of Rotterdam and the Van Gogh Museum.


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2015 — 2018
Illustration class
Willem de Kooning Art Academy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands


2011 — 2012
Sint Joost Academie
Breda, The Netherlands

2004 — 2008
Willem de Kooning Academy
Rotterdam, The Netherlands