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Profile: Australian Artist Loui Jover

Posted: September 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Artist, Loui Jover | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

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Loui Jover is an Australian based artist with a unique style of art. He basically uses ink on pages from vintage books to create eye-catching and emotionally charged images of women’s faces. His images also incorporate couples in intensely emotional states. His works have been hailed as truly creative and emotional. Sir Hon. Ronald Arcilli OBE once called him a truly wonderful artist. Art enthusiasts who would like to acquire his work can get paintings for sale at www.saatchionline.com. As an avid artist who draws every single day creating books of cartoons, and drawings, Loui has travelled extensively all over Europe and Asia ::::

Early Life

Loui Jover was born in April 1967 in a small European town at what he calls a small house with a green door. He immigrated to Australia from Europe with his parents at a young age. Loui began drawing as a young child and never stopped chasing his artistic dream throughout his youthful years when most children discard artistic endeavors to pursue other careers. He began his studies in commercial and graphic art in 1980 through a correspondence course from Melbourne Art Institute. He also holds an Advanced Certificate in Visual Communication that he formally attained in 1994. He joined the army in 1989 where he worked as an illustrator reprographic which is was basically a regimental photographer and illustrator for the military. When he left the army, Loui continued drawing as a self-represented artist up to now.

Artistic Influence

Loui Jover’s artistic journey began in his early childhood. As a young boy he was greatly influenced by the works of Picasso and a need to experiment on his creativity. He grew up with a creative and artistic father who was a great inspiration to him. He claims to have been inspired by childhood and adult experiences in such mundane issues as music, writing, and a natural searching instinct. Loui Jover began painting using oil and acrylic canvas early in his career. He has also worked on a number of sculptural pieces too. For many years he worked solely on paper painted with ink and gouache but also draws on different surfaces such as recycled sheets and white paper. He also likes working on collage pieces made from colored papers and images cut from old printed stock. He uses the intense lines to dictate emotions. This is evident in one of his famous pieces called “Beautiful Faces Peer from the Discarded Vintage Books” in which printed words create horizontal patterns that heavily contrast with curved forms of a woman’s lips and hair to evoke a sense of fragility.

Exhibitions

Loui Jover has held many group and collective shows, he is recognized for his three successful solo exhibitions. His first solo exhibition was in 1996 in Sydney at the Rocks Cove Authority Gallery which was followed by a second solo exhibition a few months later at the Gold Coast arts Center in Queensland. He held his third solo exhibition in 1997 in Sydney at the Moulton Galleries. He has not been very active on the art-scene since 1998 but continues to draw as a full time artist in Queensland Australia where he lives with his wife Fee and daughter Jazz.