“There is a place where you can always go for solace and refuge from an all too confusing world, that place is your creativity,” says book page artist Loui Jover.
Loui Jover is a self-represented full-time artist. He formally studied commercial and graphic art and holds an advanced certificate in visual communication. Loui’s illustrations, cartoons, and artworks have been acquired and included in interesting private, corporate, public collections and many hotels throughout the world. His work has also been reproduced in books and other printed periodicals.
Loui primarily likes to work with ink on paper on adhered-together sheets of vintage book paper. He deems the fragility attached to these images interesting. The hand-drawn stark black lines against the intricately printed words of the book pages offer a strange fusion and depth that seems to give the images a kind of meaning and back story. However, he’s also well versed in working with oils and acrylics and enjoys making and using collage.
Book Page Art That’s Got Your Back-(story)
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Art has no boundary
Ten years ago, Jover decided to follow his true passion for making book page art. He grew up watching his father, an intense creative, work on creative projects. So, Loui was conditioned to consider art as a lifestyle and personal expression that should always be pursued, be it for money or not. From a very young age, he imitated his father by drawing.
But it wasn’t until the chance discovery of a book about Pablo Picasso that he opened up his eyes to the vast possibility of drawing and painting and art in general. “This book on Picasso showed me that art had no boundary,” he says. “In the sense that anything is possible on the picture plane and that this is only limited by one’s imagination.”
Mixed variety of book page artistic endeavors
Loui is working mainly on his drawings. These are in a variety of styles and on various media. A recent example is a group of series which includes, but not exclusively, book page ink drawings, deconstructed collage works, mixed media drawings and paintings, pop art, urban and city scenes, and digital works as well. He also does paste-ups mainly in the alleyways of Melbourne, Australia.
To see Loui’s latest drawings, visit Saatchi Art >