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Richard Heeps

United Kingdom Born in: 1965 Emergent Artist

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, Roy's Motel - Route 66, Amboy, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Roy's Motel - Route 66, Amboy, California, 2001
36.6 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Factory Skeleton, Lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Factory Skeleton, Lambrate, Milan, 2018
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Vespa La Greca, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Vespa La Greca, Milan, 2019
29.5 x 24 x 0.2 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Tyre Pump, Porta Genova, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Tyre Pump, Porta Genova, Milan, 2018
29.5 x 24 x 0.2 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Tabacchi Sign, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Tabacchi Sign, Milan, 2019
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Tram, Lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Tram, Lambrate, Milan, 2018
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, 49 Via Dezza at Sunset, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

49 Via Dezza at Sunset, Milan, 2019
29.5 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Candy Floss, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, Photography

Richard Heeps

Candy Floss, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, 2013
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Nomad VI, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad VI, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

€ 173

Richard Heeps, Beach Ball, Photography

Richard Heeps

Beach Ball, 2001
15 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

€ 173

Richard Heeps, Zzyzx Resort Pool II, Soda Dry Lake, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Zzyzx Resort Pool II, Soda Dry Lake, California, 2002
16.3 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 300

Richard Heeps, Ordinary Places Nine Piece Installation, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ordinary Places Nine Piece Installation, 1986
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 1,385

Richard Heeps, News Stand, Porta Genova, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

News Stand, Porta Genova, Milan, 2018
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Red Dinosaur, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Red Dinosaur, Milan, 2020
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Yellow Corridor Night, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Yellow Corridor Night, Milan, 2019
29.5 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Yellow Corridor Day, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Yellow Corridor Day, Milan, 2019
29.5 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Heidler & Heeps Dice Series, Chartreuse Yellow Six (inky blue), Photography

Richard Heeps

Heidler & Heeps Dice Series, Chartreuse Yellow Six (inky blue), 2017
18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 404

Richard Heeps, Best Choice in Downtown, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Photography

Richard Heeps

Best Choice in Downtown, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2016
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Sea Shell Motel, Wildwood, New Jersey -, Photography

Richard Heeps

Sea Shell Motel, Wildwood, New Jersey -, 2013
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Burlesque Series, Delilah Right Red Hand I, The Whoopee Club, London, Photography

Richard Heeps

Burlesque Series, Delilah Right Red Hand I, The Whoopee Club, London, 2003
36.6 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Hell's Gate, Death Valley, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Hell's Gate, Death Valley, California, 2000
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Burlesque Series, Martini Fan Dance XIV, Tease-O-Rama, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Photography

Richard Heeps

Burlesque Series, Martini Fan Dance XIV, Tease-O-Rama, Hollywood, Los Angeles, 2003
24 x 36.6 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Roy's Motel - Route 66, Amboy, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Roy's Motel - Route 66, Amboy, California, 2001
24 x 36.6 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Piano Keys, Stockton-on-Tees, Photography

Richard Heeps

Piano Keys, Stockton-on-Tees, 2009
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Karma, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Karma, Milan, 2001
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, The Palace Cinema, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Photography

Richard Heeps

The Palace Cinema, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2016
24 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Lincoln's La Concha, Las Vegas, Photography

Richard Heeps

Lincoln's La Concha, Las Vegas, 2001
24 x 36.6 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Slots, Las Vegas, Photography

Richard Heeps

Slots, Las Vegas, 2001
24 x 36.6 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Call Box, Salton City, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Call Box, Salton City, California, 2003
29.5 x 24 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Jetty II - North Shore Yacht Club, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Jetty II - North Shore Yacht Club, Salton Sea, California, 2003
16.3 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 300

Richard Heeps, Road to Gunsight, Highway 86, Arizona, Photography

Richard Heeps

Road to Gunsight, Highway 86, Arizona, 2003
16.3 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 300

Richard Heeps, Thrills, Coney Island, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Thrills, Coney Island, New York, 2013
29.9 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 1,495

Richard Heeps, Ave Maria, Ho Chi Minh City, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ave Maria, Ho Chi Minh City, 2016
15 x 11 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 173

Richard Heeps, Jetty, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, Photography

Richard Heeps

Jetty, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, 2013
17.7 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 687

Richard Heeps, Nomad Nine, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad Nine, New York, 2017
51.2 x 33.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 1,559

Richard Heeps, Nomad Six, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad Six, New York, 2017
37.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 1,039

Richard Heeps, Nomad IX, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad IX, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

€ 173

Richard Heeps, Nomad VIII, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad VIII, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

€ 173

Richard Heeps, Nomad VII, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad VII, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

€ 173

Richard Heeps, Nomad III, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad III, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

€ 173

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

€ 173

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

€ 1,495

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

€ 1,495

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

€ 173

Richard Heeps, Lights of Mong Kok, Photography

Richard Heeps

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

€ 577

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

€ 395

Richard Heeps, Big Window, Lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

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

€ 462

Richard Heeps, Tram, Lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Tram, Lambrate, Milan, 2018
25.6 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 462

Richard Heeps, Foto Studio, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Foto Studio, Milan, 2018
25.6 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

€ 462

Richard Heeps, RV in the Morning Sun, Bisbee, Arizona, Photography

Richard Heeps

RV in the Morning Sun, Bisbee, Arizona, 2001
15 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

€ 173

Richard Heeps, Steps, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Steps, Salton Sea, California, 2001
15 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

€ 173

Richard Heeps, Approach Road to Bonneville Salt Flats, Bonneville, Utah, Photography

Richard Heeps

Approach Road to Bonneville Salt Flats, Bonneville, Utah, 2003
25.6 x 37.4 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 577

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

€ 577

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

€ 577

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
Photography

€ 173

Richard Heeps, Wendy Resting, Photography

Richard Heeps

Wendy Resting, 2001
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 173

Richard Heeps, Best Choice in Downtown, Photography

Richard Heeps

Best Choice in Downtown, 2016
27.6 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Photography

€ 577

Richard Heeps, Hutong at Night, Beijing, Photography

Richard Heeps

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

€ 577

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

€ 2,598

Richard Heeps, Ordinary Places Installation, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ordinary Places Installation, 1986
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Photography

€ 2,309

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