Margo Selby is an artist and designer working with colour and geometric form. Her handwoven artworks are made on dobby looms in silk, tencel, cotton and wool, and exhibited worldwide.
“My artworks derive from the visual world that influences many aspects of my life and work; architectural forms, graphic design, pattern, scale and colour grouping. I play with the juxtaposition of simple forms manipulating the use of both complementary and contrasting colour palettes applying a combination of colour theory and instinct. When creating an artwork, it feels like I am painting with thread exploring how colours and yarns react to the shades that I place beside them. I achieve the different hues by blending yarns on the loom rather than dyeing, in a pointillist effect the colours mix in your eye rather than physically. I’m interested in the relationship between man and machine, hand and industry. The loom and the disciplined nature of weaving provides boundaries and constraints which can be pushed against. The orderly nature of the craft of weaving is reflected in the systematised designs of the artworks. I am satisfied by rhythmic and uniform repetition where each piece of the pattern or artwork is changed in a controlled and organised way. This helps to calm my creative ideas, which feel chaotic until they are assembled in this way.”
Margo studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art in London, and at Atelier National d’Art in Paris. She established her Whitstable studio in 2012, and continues to run her textiles company, alongside her art practice.
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