Australian painter Loui Jover was born 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.