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Finnish artist Jaakko Mattila's Lowest Common Denominator comes to Farnham

PUBLISHED: 15:50 06 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:05 20 February 2013

Finnish artist Jaakko Mattila's Lowest Common Denominator comes to Farnham

Finnish artist Jaakko Mattila's Lowest Common Denominator comes to Farnham

The James Hockey & Foyer Galleries at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham present their latest exhibition Lowest Common Denominator by Jaakko Mattila from Friday October 7 to Saturday December 17.

The James Hockey & Foyer Galleries at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham present their latest exhibition Lowest Common Denominator by Jaakko Mattila from Friday October 7 to Saturday December 17.


Based in Oulu, Finland, Mattila is a UCA Fine Art graduate whose oeuvre in oil, watercolour and print is receiving increasing international acclaim.


Curated by UCA Galleries Christine Kapteijn, Lowest Common Denominator brings together a diverse range of media, including a series of large scale landscapes that will be shown together for the first time.


Accompanying the exhibition is the latest in the series of focus publications from the galleries: Space 04.


The publication includes an in-depth conversation between Jaakko Mattila and Christine Kapteijn, an essay by art critic Veiko Halmetoja and a catalogue of many of Mattilas works.


Jaakkos is an art to be experienced regardless of the background of the viewer and at the James Hockey & Foyer Galleries this commitment towards the universal accessibility of high quality art is core to their programme.


This accessibility was explored when a group of year 6 students from local Potters Gate School came to visit the exhibition and met the artist himself.


Alongside the exhibition, the James Hockey & Foyer Galleries are running an outreach programme with the Sandy Hill Detached Youth Project funded by the Farnham South Street Trust.


With the South East Physics Network a series of collaborative workshops with GSCE students are planned to examine the artistic inspiration inherent in the physicality of Mattilas colour and light studies.



  • Jaakko Mattilas Lowest Common Denominator runs from Friday October 7 to Saturday December 17 at James Hockey & Foyer Galleries at UCA, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS: 01252 892 671.

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