Loui Jover‘s artwork involves drawing in ink over adhered-together old book pages. The very striking result: the pages give the drawings, as Jover puts it, “a kind of ‘meaning’ or back-story, even though [they are] unconnected [to the artwork] in a contrived way.” Jover further explains:

… 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 …

Interestingly, when picking book pages to use Jover doesn’t choose to explicitly connect them to the artwork. The connection, for example, between the drawing of the couple walking down the street at night and the manuscript pages they’re placed against is left entirely up to the observer. Jover’s process is to collide the two works “as chance permits,” allowing meaning to form in the imaginings of anyone who looks at the artwork.

See below for some of our favourite pieces by Jover. And visit Jover’s website here to see others and to find out more about the talented artist.

“Weep”
“Riding in Europe”
“Boat Ride”
“Chapter”
“Nostalgia”

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. I’d love to know what Loui uses to adhere the book pages together and whether he seals them with anyrhing ro stop the ink bleeding as this has proved an issue for me.

    • Hi Christine,

      We, too, are fans of Loui’s work but don’t actually know him personally. As such, we are not sure of Loui’s creative process, but his Saatchi Art profile page has some interesting information written by him that gives great insight. Otherwise, he seems to be quite active on Facebook and that could be a great way to ask him a question directly.

      Best,
      The Paperblanks® Team

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