Margo Selby is a celebrated textile artist, creating distinctive handwoven artworks which unite a modernist aesthetic with the depth and texture that is inherent in woven textiles.
Individually handwoven in Margo’s Whitstable studio the artworks are created using a technique called Lampas. Lampas was initially developed in the 17th century to weave decorative brocade fabrics. Margo is now using these weave structures in a new way to create abstract colour studies with a modernist feel.
“I’m interested in the relationship between man and machine, hand and industry, craft and technology. The disciplined nature of weaving provides limitations and constraints which can be pushed against. The orderly nature of the craft of weaving is reflected in the systematised designs.”