Abstractions from Jaakko Mattila

Abstractions from Jaakko Mattila

Abstractions from Jaakko Mattila

Abstractions from Jaakko Mattila

When those of us who are less artistically inclined refuse to give up our dreams of art stardom, we often turn to abstract and conceptual art. Of course, you either have it or you don’t and Finnish artist Jaako Mattila clearly falls within the first category. Mattila’s abstract works, which traverse a number of different mediums, are beautiful examples of the symbiosis between colour, shape and form. When reflecting on his art, Mattila made the following comment:

My work is of nothing in particular. I’m interested in the fundamental elements that create our sense, or illusion, of the world. That is perhaps the main reason why my work appears as it does. I work in very varied mediums and try to find new ways to create images constantly. I get inspired by cleanliness, emptiness and the complexity of pure nature.

His interest in emptiness and nature finds expression in minimalist compositions that make nothingness aesthetically appealing. I never would have guessed that nothingness would look this good.

Danica van de Velde

February 25, 2011 / By

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