Jorris Verboon lives and works in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) as an illustrator and painter. Eventhough there are some examples of his editorial work displayed on this site, the main focus here is his free work. In his paintings and drawings Jorris’ illustrative technique is manifest, but the themes examine a completely different field.
For his paintings, Jorris uses documented thoughts and visual ideas as a point of departure. Fascinated by psychological narratives, he examines his own creative process as it develops during the production of the work. New elements are added as they come to mind while working. In this sense the pieces are a testimony to the non-lineair stories that are the constructs of our mind.
Jorris got his BAA editorial design at HvU/Utrecht University in 2001. Since then he has worked as an illustrator and an infographic designer for multiple newspapers, magazines and book publishers. For the past years he has been focusing on free work, using paint and mixed media to create images that reflect the art of storytelling that is such an essential part of his professional life.