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Richard Heeps b. Cambridge, UK, 1965.

Richard Heeps' seductive, highly saturated colours and sophisticated pictorial structures demonstrate a true love for his subject matter – be it cool, descriptive interiors, still life or landscape. His distinctive style pushes the limits of lens-based photography without the need for digital manipulation. He has exhibited widely in museums and galleries. He has four books and has contributed and featured in many high profile publications.

In 2007 Richard along with photographer Natasha Heidler founded Bleach Box Photography Gallery, a platform that participates in worldwide art fairs. The aim is to show powerful images created without digital manipulation. Working with artists, they produce their work from negative in their Cambridge based darkrooms. They source the best materials to produce high-end fine art pieces, and their artworks are now part of many international collections.

Although I was brought up in East Anglia, I was heavily influenced by America, I visited American bases, I kept magazine cuttings and I followed drag racing. The speed, lifestyle and technicolour is reflected in my imagery. "American" colour is a major aspect to my work, it drives my equipment and material choices. 

At the age of ten I began participating in Art Shows and became comfortable with showing my work and the praise and criticism which is part of an artist's development. In my early paintings Manhattan was a reoccurring theme, I was fascinated with New York.

In my professional career I have been lucky enough to exhibit my work in Museums and Public Galleries since the 1980's. These days I travel exhibiting at International Art Fairs and I still enjoy connecting with my audience, I am driven to create something and see how people respond to it and how they connect to it.


Education

• 1988-1991, BA Hons. Photography Film and Animation, West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham

• 1986-1988, BTec Photography, Mid Cheshire College of Art and Design, Northwich

• 1981-1984, Cambridge University Engineering Department, Apprenticeship in mechanical engineering


Exhibition & Art Fair List (edited list from thirty years back catalogue)

• 'A Short History of Milan', 2019 a special project at Affordable Art Fair Milan.

• 'WEMEN', 2018-2019 at Nhow Hotel Milano.

• Royal Academy 250th Summer Exhibition 2018 – The South Sackler Wing

• Affordable Art Fair 2018 NYC, Hampstead & Hong Kong Presented by Tag Fine Arts

• 'Eclectic Collections' at 45 Park Lane presented by Tag Fine Arts & Ackerman Studios.

• 'Memory Box' – Moniker International Art Fair 2017

• MIA – The International Photography & Moving Image Art Fair, Milan 

- 2017, Telling Stories

- 2016, Bleach Box Photography Gallery presents a Thirty-Year Retrospective of Richard Heeps

• Photoville, Brooklyn, NY 2016

- Bleach Box Photography Gallery presented the Heidler & Heeps Vinyl Store

• Richard Heeps Art Trail, Cambridge 2016 a Thirty-Year Retrospective of Richard Heeps

• Goodwin Gallery, Hamburg 2016 a Thirty-Year Retrospective of Richard Heeps

• Affordable Art Fair 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Milan, New York, Hampstead, Stockholm, Battersea, Hamburg & Amsterdam presented by Bleach Box Photography Gallery

• Lille Art UP! 2015

• Affordable Art Fair 2017, 2014 Hong Kong, Singapore.

• 'Man's Ruin' 2008-present, touring exhibition including The Spitz Gallery, The Photographers Lounge, Stockton Hall Museum, Norwich Arts Centre, The Lighthouse Gallery, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Rochester Art Gallery

• 'Stranger than Fiction' 2012, Cube Gallery, London

• 'New Lantern' 2009, The Lighthouse Gallery, Wolverhampton

• 'Rolled Out' 2008, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe 

• 'Different Light' 2004, The Civic Centre, Thurrock

• '36 Minutes in Cambridgeshire' 2000, The Babylon Gallery, Ely

• 'View of the Fens from the Car with Wings' 1995, Norwich Arts Centre, Chatteris Museum

• 'Instant Pictures' 1992, Kettles Yard, Cambridge

• 'Ordinary Places' 1989, The Photographers Gallery London, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery


Publications Include

• 'Man's Ruin' 2007, Published by Richard Heeps with the support of Arts Council England. 

• 'Rolled Out' 2007, Published by Richard Heeps with support of BBM and Arts & Business. 

• 'FAST: Feasting on the streets of London' 2006, Commissioned by the ICA and published by Portobello Books with text by Kevin Jackson.

• 'Thurrock: “A Different Light"' 2005, Commissioned by Arts Generate. 

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All artworks of Richard Heeps
Photography, Harry's Corner, Wildwood, New Jersey, Richard Heeps

Harry's Corner, Wildwood, New Jersey

Richard Heeps

Photography - 63.5 x 80 x 0.1 cm Photography - 25 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$934

Photography, Swim-in-Pool Supply Co. (Film Rebate), Las Vegas, Nevada, Richard Heeps

Swim-in-Pool Supply Co. (Film Rebate), Las Vegas, Nevada

Richard Heeps

Photography - 80 x 63.5 x 0.1 cm Photography - 31.5 x 25 x 0 inch

$934

Photography, Palm Springs Poolside III, California, Richard Heeps

Palm Springs Poolside III, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 63.5 x 78 x 0.1 cm Photography - 25 x 30.7 x 0 inch

$934

Photography, Lone Pine, California, Richard Heeps

Lone Pine, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 61 x 93 x 0.1 cm Photography - 24 x 36.6 x 0 inch

$934

Photography, Vetyver Pool, Poovar, Kerala, Richard Heeps

Vetyver Pool, Poovar, Kerala

Richard Heeps

Photography - 61 x 75 x 0.1 cm Photography - 24 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$934

Photography, Nicely's Cafe, Mono Lake, California, Richard Heeps

Nicely's Cafe, Mono Lake, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 42 x 51 x 0.1 cm Photography - 16.5 x 20.1 x 0 inch

$414

Photography, Harmony Motel, Twentynine Palms, California, Richard Heeps

Harmony Motel, Twentynine Palms, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 61 x 61 x 1 cm Photography - 24 x 24 x 0.4 inch

$1,128

Photography, Christine's 52 Henry J & teardrop, Richard Heeps

Christine's 52 Henry J & teardrop

Richard Heeps

Photography - 59 x 91 x 1 cm Photography - 23.2 x 35.8 x 0.4 inch

$1,298

Photography, Cats, Salford, Richard Heeps

Cats, Salford

Richard Heeps

Photography - 61 x 61 x 1 cm Photography - 24 x 24 x 0.4 inch

$1,128

Photography, Tincture of Myrrh, Stockton-on-Tees, Richard Heeps

Tincture of Myrrh, Stockton-on-Tees

Richard Heeps

Photography - 61 x 61 x 1 cm Photography - 24 x 24 x 0.4 inch

$1,128

Photography, Lariat Motel II, Fallon, Nevada, Richard Heeps

Lariat Motel II, Fallon, Nevada

Richard Heeps

Photography - 61 x 75 x 1 cm Photography - 24 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch

$1,128

Photography, Buick in the dust, Hemsby, Norfolk, Richard Heeps

Buick in the dust, Hemsby, Norfolk

Richard Heeps

Photography - 39 x 58 x 1 cm Photography - 15.4 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch

$1,038

Photography, Wendy Flaming Eyeball, Las Vegas, Richard Heeps

Wendy Flaming Eyeball, Las Vegas

Richard Heeps

Photography - 61 x 93 x 1 cm Photography - 24 x 36.6 x 0.4 inch

$1,128

Photography, Craig y Don Pool, Llandudno, Wales, Richard Heeps

Craig y Don Pool, Llandudno, Wales

Richard Heeps

Photography - 80 x 63.5 x 0.1 cm Photography - 31.5 x 25 x 0 inch

$934

Photography, Bonanza Café, Lone Pine, California, Richard Heeps

Bonanza Café, Lone Pine, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 63.5 x 80 x 0.1 cm Photography - 25 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$934

Photography, Karma, Milan, Richard Heeps

Karma, Milan

Richard Heeps

Photography - 63.5 x 80 x 0.1 cm Photography - 25 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$934

Photography, Bitter Campari, Milan, Richard Heeps

Bitter Campari, Milan

Richard Heeps

Photography - 80 x 63.5 x 0.1 cm Photography - 31.5 x 25 x 0 inch

$934

Photography, Roy's Motel Sign, Amboy, California, Richard Heeps

Roy's Motel Sign, Amboy, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 80 x 63.5 x 0.1 cm Photography - 31.5 x 25 x 0 inch

$934

Photography, Pink Champagne Motel, Wildwood, New Jersey, Richard Heeps

Pink Champagne Motel, Wildwood, New Jersey

Richard Heeps

Photography - 80 x 63.5 x 0.1 cm Photography - 31.5 x 25 x 0 inch

$934

Photography, Cordial Campari, Milan, Richard Heeps

Cordial Campari, Milan

Richard Heeps

Photography - 48 x 58 x 0.1 cm Photography - 18.9 x 22.8 x 0 inch

$621

Photography, ICES (Melondrama), Bexhill-on-Sea, Richard Heeps

ICES (Melondrama), Bexhill-on-Sea

Richard Heeps

Photography - 58.5 x 40.16 x 0.1 cm Photography - 23 x 15.8 x 0 inch

$621

Photography, ICES (Mustard Yellow), Bexhill-on-Sea, Richard Heeps

ICES (Mustard Yellow), Bexhill-on-Sea

Richard Heeps

Photography - 58.5 x 40.16 x 0.1 cm Photography - 23 x 15.8 x 0 inch

$621

Photography, Utopian Foyer IV, Milan, Richard Heeps

Utopian Foyer IV, Milan

Richard Heeps

Photography - 38 x 28 x 0.5 cm Photography - 15 x 11 x 0.2 inch

$240

Photography, Monte Amiata I, Milan, Richard Heeps

Monte Amiata I, Milan

Richard Heeps

Photography - 38 x 28 x 0.5 cm Photography - 15 x 11 x 0.2 inch

$240

Photography, Ordinary Places Sixteen Piece Installation, Richard Heeps

Ordinary Places Sixteen Piece Installation

Richard Heeps

Photography - 90 x 90 x 1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch

$3,630

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The year of birth of the artist is: 1965