" The universe is one giant self containing and repeating artishocoli, with basically loads of broccolis"

" The universe is one giant self containing and repeating artishocoli, with basically loads of broccolis"

"remember always eat your vegetables"

" The universe is one giant self containing and repeating artishocoli, with basically loads of broccolis"

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who am i?

who am i?

who am i?

who am i?



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Gun For Hire

Aside from working on my own projects, you can also hire me to do some of the following things:

  • graphic design

  • editorial illustration

  • motion graphic design

  • title design

  • vj work

  • various post-production jobs

Gun For Hire

Aside from working on my own projects, you can also hire me to do some of the following things:

  • graphic design

  • editorial illustration

  • motion graphic design

  • title design

  • vj work

  • various post-production jobs

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Biography

Yorobi is an alias of Josje Bijl.

Even though the start of my visual career lies in fine arts, over the years I've developed skills in illustration, animation and music videos.

Even during my years studying Fine Arts my interests lay in multiple media due to multiple reasons. I've found a single medium to be limiting and only fit to carry a specific message depending on how I'd like to interact with my audience. Always having a strong love for music, my final piece to close of my first art academy period was a music video for which I also wrote the music.

From the moment I graduated however I found myself focusing more and more on the technical aspect of post production and production on a whole. This landed me in various other worlds like that of the post production of commercials, TV-programmes, music videos & motion pictures.

The main theme for my work has always been existential angst or existence on a broader level. Having this influence as the biggest contributor to my work I've gone and searched for various ways in which to depict conditions, emotions and stories. I've always been interested in finding out where the cross section lies between documentary purely as an observer of the outside world as the depiction of inner worlds. What situations and states of being shapes our perception of self and the outside world? How do we deal with conflict & illness?  Be it personal, physical or mental? What does it mean to be human on a broader scale? Is there such a thing as an outside world and is there anything that transcends us? What is experience and how do you frame that?

Nowadays I make art where I can and work on various commissions in motion graphic design (mostly broadcast) & graphic design (for music artists & small independent labels). For this I use both the pencil as I create with Cinema4D or After Effects.

Biography

Yorobi is an alias of Josje Bijl.

Even though the start of my visual career lies in fine arts, over the years I've developed skills in illustration, animation and music videos.

Even during my years studying Fine Arts my interests lay in multiple media due to multiple reasons. I've found a single medium to be limiting and only fit to carry a specific message depending on how I'd like to interact with my audience. Always having a strong love for music, my final piece to close of my first art academy period was a music video for which I also wrote the music.

From the moment I graduated however I found myself focusing more and more on the technical aspect of post production and production on a whole. This landed me in various other worlds like that of the post production of commercials, TV-programmes, music videos & motion pictures.

The main theme for my work has always been existential angst or existence on a broader level. Having this influence as the biggest contributor to my work I've gone and searched for various ways in which to depict conditions, emotions and stories. I've always been interested in finding out where the cross section lies between documentary purely as an observer of the outside world as the depiction of inner worlds. What situations and states of being shapes our perception of self and the outside world? How do we deal with conflict & illness?  Be it personal, physical or mental? What does it mean to be human on a broader scale? Is there such a thing as an outside world and is there anything that transcends us? What is experience and how do you frame that?

Nowadays I make art where I can and work on various commissions in motion graphic design (mostly broadcast) & graphic design (for music artists & small independent labels). For this I use both the pencil as I create with Cinema4D or After Effects.

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Honours & Publications & Exhibitions

2013 Audience Award b-movie 48hr film project Rotterdam "Max Beef II". Title Design.
2010 3rd place in Audience award for "De Grote Prijs van Nederland" category "dance". 20 minute vj set for June Miller.
2010 Academie Minerva Beeldende Kunst & Vormgeving. Eindexamen catalogus 2010.
2009 Kandahar & Tarin Kowt; a photographic account (self published photography essay).
2008 Sunshine Studios Japan postcard exhibition.
2008 Red (Dutch glossy magazine). Interview.
2004 Documentary Photography Exhibition "Little Brother vs Big Sister", Metamorphose, Groningen, The Netherlands.
2004 Nomination Friesland Media Art Festival "Details Enlarged" music video. The Netherlands.
2004 Nomination Synchron Art festival "Details Enlarged" music video. The Netherlands.
2004 M/V , Academie Minerva Beeldende Kunst & Vormgeving Eindexamen catalogus 2004.
2003  "In transit" 2003 exchange exhibition of contemporary art ; Academie Minerva & Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design. "About Fate & Devotion". Komaki, Aichi, Japan.

Education

2004 Academie Minerva of Fine Arts: Bachelor in Fine Arts Media (hons).
2010 Academie Minerva of Fine Arts: Bachelor in Arts Education.
2012 Hectic Electric/Carbon Amsterdam. Internship 2d motion graphics.

Honours & Publications & Exhibitions

2013 Audience Award b-movie 48hr film project Rotterdam "Max Beef II". Title Design.
2010 3rd place in Audience award for "De Grote Prijs van Nederland" category "dance". 20 minute vj set for June Miller.
2010 Academie Minerva Beeldende Kunst & Vormgeving. Eindexamen catalogus 2010.
2009 Kandahar & Tarin Kowt; a photographic account (self published photography essay).
2008 Sunshine Studios Japan postcard exhibition.
2008 Red (Dutch glossy magazine). Interview.
2004 Documentary Photography Exhibition "Little Brother vs Big Sister", Metamorphose, Groningen, The Netherlands.
2004 Nomination Friesland Media Art Festival "Details Enlarged" music video. The Netherlands.
2004 Nomination Synchron Art festival "Details Enlarged" music video. The Netherlands.
2004 M/V , Academie Minerva Beeldende Kunst & Vormgeving Eindexamen catalogus 2004.
2003  "In transit" 2003 exchange exhibition of contemporary art ; Academie Minerva & Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design. "About Fate & Devotion". Komaki, Aichi, Japa

Education

2004 Academie Minerva of Fine Arts: Bachelor in Fine Arts Media (hons).
2010 Academie Minerva of Fine Arts: Bachelor in Arts Education.
2012 Hectic Electric/Carbon Amsterdam. Internship 2d motion graphics.

 

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