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The Quadrant Untitled

As part of The Quadrant E1 Public Art Programme, curated and managed for The Crown Estate by Modus Operandi, two paintings by English artist Rachel Howard were purchased for the reception area at Quadrant 3 Air Street. The vivid, colourful works provide a dramatic focal point for the entrance space.


Howard was born in County Durham in 1969, and graduated from Goldsmiths College, London, in 1991. She was awarded the Princes Trust in 1992 to support her art practice, and received the British Council Award in 2008.


Since 1995, Howard has primarily used household paint in her artworks, allowing the paint to separate inside its can, so that the pigment and varnish can be used in isolation. The pigment is applied to the edge of the canvas, then diluted and manipulated through the addition of the varnish. Gravity’s pull then draws the paint down the canvas.


Howard has exhibited in solo and group shows internationally and is represented in London by Blain Southern gallery located in historic Hanover Square.



Rachel Howard


The Crown Estate


Dixon Jones Architects





Image credit

Rachel Howard, 2007, image courtesy Blain Southern