Loui Jover (born April 1967) is an Australian painter and artist. He was born in Serbia but moved to Australia aged 1 where he grew up. He is known for his artwork in ink wash paintings on vintage book pages.
Jover started his work on art in his childhood, but did not start public art until 1989, when he joined the Australian army as an illustrator and photographer.
Loui Jover stated that he started painting as a child and carried on with his obsession for art in the Australian army. Loui Jover began painting in acrylics and oils and further on in his career he also did collage and sculpture. He was an illustrator and photographer; his ink work paintings then continued after he left the army. He was part of the baby boomer era when many teenagers started protesting in the streets- mainly against things like the Vietnam war
“ Right now I like making ink drawings on adhered together sheets of vintage book paper, there is a fragility to these images that I find interesting (as if the wind may blow them away at any moment) and the hand drawn stark black lines against the intricate 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, even though unconnected in a contrived way.
I never pick the image for the pages or visa-versa they just collide as chance permits, any meaning they may have is purely created by the observer and their own imaginings.” – Loui Jover.