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Jaakko Mattila Colour and pattern

February 1, 2013

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I recently came across the colourful world of Jaako Mattila.

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He is a Finnish painter who graduated from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in 2001 and has since displayed his artwork in Finland, UK, France and Italy.

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He is mainly influenced by the structures of nature and the constructive principles of the universe such as infinity, smallness, greatness and time.

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I love the subtlety of some of his colourations, they strangely reminded me of a leaflet I picked up for a science festival in Manchester last year.

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Lovely work to loose yourself in.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sarah permalink
    February 1, 2013 2:37 pm

    I’ve saved that leaflet for its colour inspiration too x

    • February 1, 2013 6:16 pm

      It has a great mix of colours and all that for a leaflet about science lol

  2. February 1, 2013 6:20 pm

    I like how he uses seemingly simple elements like circles and lines and yet create something so complex and beautiful.

    • February 1, 2013 7:00 pm

      Tis true Rusty and by keeping the shapes simplistic, it makes it easier for a wide audience to relate to them.

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