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Richard Heeps

Born in: 1965

United Kingdom

Emergent Artist

Biography

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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Richard Heeps, Nomad IV, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad IV, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
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$201

Richard Heeps, Nomad VI, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad VI, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
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$201

Richard Heeps, Nomad V, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad V, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
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$201

Richard Heeps, Nomad III, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad III, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
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$201

Richard Heeps, Nomad I, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad I, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
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Richard Heeps, Nomad II, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad II, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
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$201

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

Richard Heeps

Nicely's Café, Mono Lake, California, 2003
15 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

$201

Richard Heeps, Big Window, Lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Big Window, Lambrate, Milan, 2018
25.6 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$535

Richard Heeps, Marina, Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Marina, Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California, 2003
25.6 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$535

Richard Heeps, Texaco Marine, Photography

Richard Heeps

Texaco Marine, 2002
32.3 x 42.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$796

Richard Heeps, Oldsmobile & Sinful Barbie's, Photography

Richard Heeps

Oldsmobile & Sinful Barbie's, 2001
32.3 x 42.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$796

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

Richard Heeps

Bonanza Café, Lone Pine, California, 2000
29.9 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,732

Richard Heeps, Swim-in-Pool, Las Vegas, Nevada, Photography

Richard Heeps

Swim-in-Pool, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2003
29.9 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,732

Richard Heeps, Look Up Mong Kok, Photography

Richard Heeps

Look Up Mong Kok, 2016
33.5 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$535

Richard Heeps, The Rochlitzer's Raspberry Rocket (front), Bonneville, Utah, Photography

Richard Heeps

The Rochlitzer's Raspberry Rocket (front), Bonneville, Utah, 2003
19.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$452

Richard Heeps, Ford Taurus, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ford Taurus, Milan, 2018
37.4 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$535

Richard Heeps, Foto Studio, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Foto Studio, Milan, 2018
25.6 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
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$535

Richard Heeps, Steps, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Steps, Salton Sea, California, 2001
15 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch
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$201

Richard Heeps, Ladies, Wildwood, New Jersey, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ladies, Wildwood, New Jersey, 2013
15 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

$201

Richard Heeps, Men, Wildwood, New Jersey, Photography

Richard Heeps

Men, Wildwood, New Jersey, 2013
15 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

$201

Richard Heeps, Mango Motel, Photography

Richard Heeps

Mango Motel, 2013
15 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

$201

Richard Heeps, International, Ely, Nevada, Photography

Richard Heeps

International, Ely, Nevada, 2003
33.5 x 25.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$535

Richard Heeps, Save the Salt, Bonneville, Utah, Photography

Richard Heeps

Save the Salt, Bonneville, Utah, 2003
25.6 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$535

Richard Heeps, LSR Streamliner II, Bonneville, Utah, Photography

Richard Heeps

LSR Streamliner II, Bonneville, Utah, 2003
25.6 x 37.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$535

Richard Heeps, Tom Thumb Special, Bonneville, Utah, Photography

Richard Heeps

Tom Thumb Special, Bonneville, Utah, 2003
25.6 x 37.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$535

Richard Heeps, God Speed - Good Year, Bonneville, Utah, Photography

Richard Heeps

God Speed - Good Year, Bonneville, Utah, 2003
25.6 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$535

Richard Heeps, Towards Rock Hill, Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Towards Rock Hill, Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California, 2003
25.6 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$535

Richard Heeps, Palm Tree, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Palm Tree, Salton Sea, California, 2003
33.5 x 25.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$535

Richard Heeps, Nicely's Café, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nicely's Café, 2003
25.6 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$535

Our recommendations Richard Heeps, Resting Hot Rod, Bakersfield, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Resting Hot Rod, Bakersfield, California, 2003
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
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$201

Richard Heeps, Wendy Resting, Photography

Richard Heeps

Wendy Resting, 2001
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
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Richard Heeps, Oldsmobile & Sinful Barbie's, Photography

Richard Heeps

Oldsmobile & Sinful Barbie's, 2001
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$201

Richard Heeps, Wende Flamin' Eyeball, Las Vegas, Photography

Richard Heeps

Wende Flamin' Eyeball, Las Vegas, 2001
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$201

Richard Heeps, Pink Gloves, Photography

Richard Heeps

Pink Gloves, 2009
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$201

Richard Heeps, Lilac Gloves, Photography

Richard Heeps

Lilac Gloves, 2009
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
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$201

Richard Heeps, Hutong at Night, Beijing, Photography

Richard Heeps

Hutong at Night, Beijing, 2013
27.6 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$535

Richard Heeps, Calcutta Cab, Kolkata, Photography

Richard Heeps

Calcutta Cab, Kolkata, 2013
39.4 x 21.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$535

Richard Heeps, The Streets of Kowloon (gold), Photography

Richard Heeps

The Streets of Kowloon (gold), 2016
31.5 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Photography

$3,010

Richard Heeps, The Streets of Kowloon (navy), Photography

Richard Heeps

The Streets of Kowloon (navy), 2016
31.5 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Photography

$3,010

Richard Heeps, Chair, Photography

Richard Heeps

Chair, 1986
15 x 15 x 0.4 inch
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$201

Richard Heeps, Mirror, Photography

Richard Heeps

Mirror, 1986
15 x 15 x 0.4 inch
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$201

Richard Heeps, Stonemason's Bucket, Photography

Richard Heeps

Stonemason's Bucket, 1986
15 x 15 x 0.4 inch
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$201

Richard Heeps, Daisy's Kitchen, Photography

Richard Heeps

Daisy's Kitchen, 1990
15 x 15 x 0.4 inch
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$201

Richard Heeps, Bible - Fisherman's Mission, Photography

Richard Heeps

Bible - Fisherman's Mission, 1986
15 x 15 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$201

Richard Heeps, Bottles, Photography

Richard Heeps

Bottles, 1990
28.9 x 28.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$662

Richard Heeps, Cats, Photography

Richard Heeps

Cats, 1987
28.9 x 28.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$662

Richard Heeps, Road to Gunsight, Photography

Richard Heeps

Road to Gunsight, 2001
32.3 x 42.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$796

Richard Heeps, Beach Ball - Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Beach Ball - Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, 2003
32.3 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$796

Richard Heeps, Motel Desert Shores, Photography

Richard Heeps

Motel Desert Shores, 2003
32.3 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$796

Richard Heeps, Nicely's Café, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nicely's Café, 2003
32.3 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$796

Richard Heeps, Belles of Shoreditch, Photography

Richard Heeps

Belles of Shoreditch, 2003
32.3 x 42.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$796

Richard Heeps, Michael & Delilah, Photography

Richard Heeps

Michael & Delilah, 2004
32.3 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$796

Richard Heeps, Resting Hot Rod, Las Vegas, Photography

Richard Heeps

Resting Hot Rod, Las Vegas, 2003
32.3 x 42.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$796

Richard Heeps, Wendy Flamin' Eyeball, Photography

Richard Heeps

Wendy Flamin' Eyeball, 2001
32.3 x 42.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$796

Richard Heeps, Wendy Resting, Las Vegas, Photography

Richard Heeps

Wendy Resting, Las Vegas, 2001
32.3 x 42.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$796

Richard Heeps, Space, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands, Photography

Richard Heeps

Space, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands, 2016
11 x 13.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$201

Richard Heeps, Space, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands, Photography

Richard Heeps

Space, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands, 2016
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$662

Richard Heeps, Book, John Ryland's Library, Manchester, Photography

Richard Heeps

Book, John Ryland's Library, Manchester, 1987
29.9 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,732

Richard Heeps, Sun 45, Bisbee, Arizona, Photography

Richard Heeps

Sun 45, Bisbee, Arizona, 2001
29.9 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,732

Richard Heeps, Lights of Mong Kok, Photography

Richard Heeps

Lights of Mong Kok, 2016
33.5 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$535

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Affordable Art Fair Brussels

Bleach Box Photography Gallery

Affordable Art Fair Brussels
From March, 14 To March, 18 2018