Howard, Rachel

British artist Rachel Howard (b. 1969, Easington, County Durham UK) plays with the tensions between control and chaos, order and entropy, making and unmaking, beauty and destruction. She revels in the sheer joy of her material, the intense physicality of her process grapples with notions of uncertainty, fragility, beauty and horror. Over the past 25 years, religion, repetition, mortality, madness and violence have been recurring themes in the work. A student of both Fine Art and Art History, the art of the past is as essential as the use of the endless portal of the internet, as a fresh source of constant inspiration and dialogue with the world around.