Maryrose Watson graduated from Chelsea School of Art in 2010, she currently lives and works in Norwich, UK.
With a background in constructed textiles, Watson’s work challenges established concepts of weave. Working off loom, she lays both warp and weft simultaneously, wrapping yarn directly around or through a frame structure. By applying her own mathematical formulae to the intersecting layers of yarn, geometric forms emerge.
Watson's work is initially process driven: an exploration of the interaction between horizontal and vertical lines, each new project beginning with a questioning of the technique and experimenting with new ways of wrapping. Watson says of her technique: ‘Wrapping is an instinctive process for me; my underlying motivations and influences becoming apparent as new works are produced’.
In conjunction with form, colour is a key element in Watson's work. The inspiration for her choice of colour is wide ranging and instinctive. Hand-dyeing her own yarns allows her to control her palette and fine-tune colour combinations to create specific resonance and contrast. Watson's structures react with light to create a constantly changing visual experience, intensified as the observer moves around the work.
In 2011 Watson exhibited as part of ‘Future Map’, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2014); ‘COLLECT’, Saatchi Gallery, London (2012, 2013, 2014). She was awarded the Peter Collingwood Trust Award in 2011 and forms part of the permanent collection of University of the Arts London.