Paul Borchers, also known as YobKiss (1976) graduated from the Willem De Kooning Academie Rotterdam in 2001 and got naturally accepted into the art world with the Antistrot collective that he co founded in 1996. After graduation he also got a lot of editorial work and a wide range of digital design for Antenna-Men, a company specialised in web and multimedia content.
His drawing style has a twist on vintage comics, Japanese guro manga and nineteenth century lithography. This style developed further in his recent graphic Novel work “Flying Mau Cat”. Manual imperfections add charm and character to his drawing style in the sometimes overwhelming world of digital illustrations these skills retain their expressiveness and quality.
Paul’s essential role within collaborations like Antistrot and the more recently founded Kamp Horst collective is painting murals and paintings. Each work is spontaneous, never premeditated, like a impromptu performance, each painting tests the new boundaries and potential of each member in his collaborations. Like the Dadaists Paul uses disparate sources for his murals like fashion, vintage comics, typography and off course art history. He juxtaposes the disconnected images in order to highlight a chaotic irrationality of contemporary society. Because the images are intertwined, their symbolic value merge into a narrative that changes, depending on where your eyes lead you. No image or idea is left to itself. Instead the whole is saturated by association.
• Clients include: Mens Health, David Jones, Vergin, Melbourne Science Museum, Avantgarde Men, Rough Trade, Demon Records, JWT Amsterdam, Jack Morton, Frame, State X New Forms, Het Parool, De Pers, Vision Youth