London Craft Week
London Craft Week 9 May 2022 - 15 May 2022 86-88 Pimlico Road SW1W 8PL London United Kingdom During London Craft Week we are hosting five stunning artworks by the textile artist and designer Margo Selby. Her handwoven pieces are made on looms in her Whitstable studio, and exhibited and collected worldwide. Join us at the gallery to see these beautiful pieces alongside work by our growing number of contemporary artists and designers. Margo’s works are painterly, regarding the optical mixing of pure colour – and sculptural, in that they are constructed from assembled threads. Margo takes inspiration from visual culture: typography, hand-crafted textiles and architecture – and connects to the modernist tradition of constructivist art. In her words: 'I use thread to create abstract geometric artworks that explore repetition and transition, symmetry and asymmetry, the dynamic and the stable. I draw influence from the visual world around me: architectural forms; graphic design; pattern, scale and colour combinations. Colour is a driving force behind my work. I enjoy the infinite effects of many subtle hues and tones that can be explored when blending from one colour to another.' Margo Selby was the recipient of the Collect Open Award in 2020, and, in 2021, the prestigious bi-annual Turner Medal for Britain’s Greatest Colourist. This year she therefore gave the Turner Lecture, reflecting on her practice. In June 2022, she will be the Keynote Speaker at the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers annual conference. Margo studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art in London, and at Atelier National d’Art in Paris.