Australian artist Loui Jover claims to be an obsessive artist – ‘filling books with ideas, cartoons and drawings’ on a daily basis. The drawings and paintings featured today are reflective of his latest interest –
“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.”
I agree . The juxtaposition between the book paper and Jover’s ink drawings does suggest back-stories and mysteries about the subjects in a very tantalizing way. See for yourself after the jump.
See more of Loui Jover’s work HERE.