Murder or Suicide
Murder or Suicide, Rachel Howard
Howard graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1992 and has exhibited in many group exhibitions including ‘The Choice’, Exit Art, New York (1998), ‘Shimmering Substance’, The Cornerhouse, Manchester and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (2002), ‘Intuition/(imprecision)’ curated by Thomas Krens, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (2004) and ‘In the Darkest Hour There May Be Light: works from Damien Hirst’s murderme collection’, Serpentine Gallery, London (2006).
(born 1969, Easington, Co.Durham, UK) is best known for her abstract paintings in which layer upon layer of poured paint is built up, relying on gravity, precision and chance to determine the painting’s construction. Together these skins of acrylic and oil paint serve to create a ‘natural architecture’, both vertical and horizontal, that brings a depth and luminosity to these often large-scale paintings.
Howard employs the same technique in her figurative paintings, albeit less rigidly. In these smaller scale works the subject matter, described by the artist as ‘the beauty of tragedy’, holds equal importance with the physical presence of the paint on canvas. In one ‘suicide painting’ a dark image of a female figure is shown suspended from a taut rope; she hangs pulled by the same gravitational force that has determined the overall appearance of the work.
This is a limited edition print of 50. Signed and numbered by the artist.
1 colour screen print with varnish overlay on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper, deckled edge
Size: A3 (42 cms X 29.7 cms)
Art on a Postcard
We are pleased to present the incredible chance to own a new limited edition print by the world renowned artist, Rachel Howard
This stunning artwork was originally donated by the artist for 'Art On A Postcard 2015' - a campaign to help raise money for The Hepatitis C Trust, the national UK charity for hepatitis C. Founded, led and run by people with personal experience of the effects of hepatitis C, Art on a Postcard's main objective is to eliminate hepatitis C as a major health concern by 2030.
Proceeds from your purchase of this print will go towards helping The Trust in achieving their goal.
The print is currently on display alongside the full Art On A Postcard portfolio at 'The 20 Best of Art On A Postcard 2015', a show curated and hosted by Jealous Gallery alongside the charity, running from 12th – 24th April.
The incredible portfolio features the works of internationally acclaimed artists: Chantal Joffe, David Shrigley, Mick Rooney RA, Carol Robertson, Mark Peppé, John Wragg RA, Vanessa Gardiner, Gavin Turk, Ray Richardson, Carl Moore, Simone Lia, Danny O’Connor, Robert James Clarke, Rachel Howard, Ceal Warnants, The Connor Brothers, Dougie Wallace, Tyler Spangler and Anita Klein.
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