Contemporary art

Jeroen Erosie /   Jeroen Heeman

Netherlands 1976

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti, Illustration, Typography, Painting, Murals, Drawing

Jeroen Erosie
Jeroen Heeman
January 11, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Jeroen  Heeman, also known as Jeroen Erosie, is a Dutch visual artist, born in 1976. He is best known for his cycle tags, illustrative style and perfect circle. Jeroen always develops progressive ways of artistic expression. His style addresses different disciplines such as graffiti, conceptual art, illustration and typography, among others. He connects these seemingly segregated areas in a natural, personal process, reflecting his thoughts, doubts and experiences while constantly evolving his visual output.

Erosie graduated with honours from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. He started doing graffiti in 1993 and later started as a professional illustrator. These two worlds naturally led him to join texts and images in his work and expand the territory of different visual and conceptual fields. Wall paintings, typography, drawing, painting, a non ending-game with one motto: artistic freedom. Over the years he gradually developed a more abstract visual language as a prolific artist while still maintaining his trademark craftsmanship.

The bright and playful pieces reveal a little of Heeman’s background through his use of spray-paint and latex, shapes loosely based on letters and techniques going back to his days as an illustrator. At the same time they form a discontinuation, both conceptually and visually. Heeman is always questioning his practice in order to re-invent himself and to discover new compositions, forms and figures. This tension between alienation and attachment is the means and the end of his creative process.

His works are often politically and socially motivated, and range from the relatively minimal to the elaborate and grandiose. Erosie is also the aritistic director of 3024, a record label founded with his friend and musician Martyn.

He currently lives and works in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Mapping the city Somerset House, London, UK group
2014UncoveredADE Amsterdam, Mini Galerie Amsterdam group
2014Croisement Paris, France group
2014RAW Art fair Art Rotterdam with Mini galerie, Rotterdam group
2014Unknown Artmossphere Biennale Moscow, Russia group
2014Memories of places I have never been Nina Sagt, Dusseldorf, Germany solo
2013Unknown Bien Urbain, Besançon, France group
2013Synthesis and integration Gallery Agency, Moscow group
2013On Paper Walls Gallery, Amsterdam group
2013Small Gestures MU Eindhoven group
2013Graffuturism Open Space, Paris group
2013Unknown RAW Art fair with Mini galerie, Rotterdam group
2012Yo, bum rush the show Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany group
2012Easy Nieuwe Oogst, Rotterdamgroup
2012Unknown Graphic Design Festival Breda group
2012Music to my eyes Ship of Fools Gallery, The Hague group
2012Unknown Museumnight Casino Luxembourg group
2012See a Sound BKKC Tilburg group
2012Cluster Mini Gallery Amsterdam solo
2012Unknown Galerie Celal, Paris group
2012See a Sound Oz, Amsterdam group
2012Implosion Galerie Immanence, Paris, France solo
2012Hot Docks 02 Namura CCO Osaka, Japan group
2011De Stad Museum Hilversum group
2011Word Perfect 1.0 No Place, Oslo, Norwaygroup
2011Een Week Go Gallery, Amsterdam group
2011ACT-OUT Onomatopee, Eindhoven group
2011NI HOUDOE Piet Hein Eek, Eindhovengroup
2011Sustainable Kitchen Philips Design, Eindhovengroup
2011See A Sound Grafisch Atelier Daglicht, Eindhoven group
2011Resident Advisor X Kemistry Gallery, London, UK group
2011Power in Numbers AIGA Chicago, USA group
2011Buiten de lijnen 01 De Fabriek, Eindhoven group
2010Kapital G: Facing the good Onomatopee, Eindhoven group
2010Trendbeheer Presenteert at Art Amsterdam group
2010Random Order Alley Gallery, Hasselt, Belgium group
2010Me, Myself and Us Gallery Extrabold, Luxembourg solo
2010Stacked, Grafisch Atelier Daglicht Eindhoven group
2010LetterProeftuin CBK Rotterdam group
2010Le Mur de l'Art Paris, France group
2009Genesis Chapter One Gallery London, UK group
2009Horror Vacui Gallery A Part, Grenoble, France solo
2009Bode, Botlek, Erosie Ship of Fools Gallery, The Hague group
2009Trendbeheer presents Art Rotterdam group
2009D'raw Glaspaleis Heerlen group
2008FUNDAMENTALS, MU, Eindhoven group
2008Plakboek Eindhoven group
2008Le Mur, Paris, France group
2007Virus Hessenhuis, Antwerp, Belgium group
2007Nothing more beyond Atelier als Supermedium, The Haguegroup
2007Anything for nothing Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes, London, UK solo
2006Unknown Van Abbe museum, Eindhovengroup
2006the DillyIguapop Gallery, Barcelona, Spaingroup
2006HIER 02 MU, Eindhoven group
2005the ABC, Macht und Kommunikation Galerie Neurotitan, Berlin, Germany group
2005Scribble Soup Area 51, Eindhoven group
2005Art Trek IV Mekanik Strip, Antwerp, Belgium group
2003Unknown Black Block, Palais de Tokyo Paris, France group
2003Ill communication Urbis, Manchester, UK group
2003Backjumps, the live issue Kunstraum Bethaniën, Berlin, Germany group
2002InfluenzaUnicura microjam, Amsterdamgroup
2002Dunkers Kulturhaus Helsingborg, Sweden group
2002RootX Hull, UK group
2002Hortus Ludi Marres, Maastricht group