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Richard Heeps

United Kingdom Born in: 1965 Bestsellers Emerging artists

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 II, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad II, New York, 2017
75 x 61 x 0.1 cm
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$971

Richard Heeps, Nomad VI, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad VI, New York, 2017
75 x 61 x 0.1 cm
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$971

Richard Heeps, Nomad V, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad V, New York, 2017
75 x 61 x 0.1 cm
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$971

Richard Heeps, Nomad IV, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad IV, New York, 2017
75 x 61 x 0.1 cm
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$971

Richard Heeps, Nomad III, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad III, New York, 2017
75 x 61 x 0.1 cm
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$971

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

Richard Heeps

Roy's - Route 66, Amboy, California, 2001
61 x 93 x 0.1 cm
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$971

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

Richard Heeps

Call Box, Salton City, California, 2003
75 x 61 x 1 cm
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$825

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

Richard Heeps

Resting Hot Rod, Bakersfield, California, 2003
28 x 42 x 0.1 cm
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$208

Our recommendations Richard Heeps, Pink Floral Dress, Photography

Richard Heeps

Pink Floral Dress, 2009
42 x 28 x 0.1 cm
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Richard Heeps, Nomad I, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad I, New York, 2017
75 x 61 x 0.1 cm
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$971

Richard Heeps, Wendy Flamin' Eyeball, Photography

Richard Heeps

Wendy Flamin' Eyeball, 2001
81 x 109 x 1 cm
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Richard Heeps, Telephone III, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Telephone III, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, 2002
61 x 93 x 0.5 cm
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Richard Heeps, Nicely's Cafe, Mono Lake, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nicely's Cafe, Mono Lake, California, 2003
42 x 51 x 0.1 cm
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$430

Richard Heeps, Ices Pink, Bexhill-on-Sea, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ices Pink, Bexhill-on-Sea, 2021
93 x 61 x 0.1 cm
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Richard Heeps, Yellow Corridor Day, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Yellow Corridor Day, Milan, 2019
75 x 61 x 0.1 cm
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Richard Heeps, Telephone VII, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Telephone VII, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, 2002
61 x 93 x 0.1 cm
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Richard Heeps, Out of Service, Wildwood, NJ, Photography

Richard Heeps

Out of Service, Wildwood, NJ, 2013
61 x 75 x 0.1 cm
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Richard Heeps, Yellow Corridor Night, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Yellow Corridor Night, Milan, 2019
51 x 42 x 0.1 cm
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$430

Richard Heeps, Karma, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Karma, Milan, 2001
61 x 75 x 0.1 cm
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Richard Heeps, Space, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands, Photography

Richard Heeps

Space, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands, 2016
42 x 51 x 0.1 cm
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$569

Richard Heeps, Ices, Bexhill-on-Sea, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ices, Bexhill-on-Sea, 2020
93 x 61 x 0.1 cm
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$971

Richard Heeps, Tabacchi at Night, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Tabacchi at Night, Milan, 2019
75 x 61 x 0.1 cm
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$825

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

Richard Heeps

49 Via Dezza at Sunset, Milan, 2019
75 x 61 x 0.1 cm
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$825

Richard Heeps, News Stand, Bronzetti, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

News Stand, Bronzetti, Milan, 2018
61 x 75 x 0.1 cm
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$825

Richard Heeps, Factory Spine, Lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Factory Spine, Lambrate, Milan, 2018
61 x 75 x 0.1 cm
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$825

Richard Heeps, Ordinary Places Nine Piece Installation, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ordinary Places Nine Piece Installation, 1986
90 x 90 x 1 cm
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$1,664

Richard Heeps, Heidler & Heeps Dice Series, Purple Sparkles Six, Photography

Richard Heeps

Heidler & Heeps Dice Series, Purple Sparkles Six, 2017
48 x 48 x 0.1 cm
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$485

Richard Heeps, Dice Series, Blue Six, Photography

Richard Heeps

Dice Series, Blue Six, 2017
48 x 48 x 0.1 cm
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$485

Richard Heeps, Heidler & Heeps Dice Series, Pink Five, Photography

Richard Heeps

Heidler & Heeps Dice Series, Pink Five, 2017
58.4 x 58.4 x 0.5 cm
Photography

$485

Richard Heeps, Poor Richard - Head, North Sore, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Poor Richard - Head, North Sore, Salton Sea, California, 2003
61 x 75 x 1 cm
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$825

Richard Heeps, Beached Roller Coaster, Wildwood, New Jersey, Photography

Richard Heeps

Beached Roller Coaster, Wildwood, New Jersey, 2013
76 x 95 x 1 cm
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$1,796

Richard Heeps, Vetyver Pool, Poovar, Kerala, Photography

Richard Heeps

Vetyver Pool, Poovar, Kerala, 2013
76 x 95 x 1 cm
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$1,796

Richard Heeps, Prayer Flags, Darjeeling, West Bengal, Photography

Richard Heeps

Prayer Flags, Darjeeling, West Bengal, 2013
45 x 100 x 1 cm
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$825

Richard Heeps, Jetty, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, Photography

Richard Heeps

Jetty, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, 2013
45 x 100 x 1 cm
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$825

Richard Heeps, Nomad Nine, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad Nine, New York, 2017
130 x 84 x 1 cm
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$1,872

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

Richard Heeps

Space, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands, 2016
70 x 70 x 1 cm
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$686

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

Richard Heeps

Bonanza Café, Lone Pine, California, 2000
76 x 76 x 1 cm
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$1,796

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

Richard Heeps

The Rochlitzer's Raspberry Rocket (front), Bonneville, Utah, 2003
50 x 60 x 1 cm
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$466

Richard Heeps, Big Window, Lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Big Window, Lambrate, Milan, 2018
65 x 65 x 1 cm
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$555

Richard Heeps, Foto Studio, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Foto Studio, Milan, 2018
65 x 65 x 1 cm
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$555

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

Richard Heeps

LSR Streamliner II, Bonneville, Utah, 2003
65 x 95 x 0.1 cm
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$693

Richard Heeps, Ferguson Racing Streamliner, Bonneville, Utah, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ferguson Racing Streamliner, Bonneville, Utah, 2003
65 x 95 x 0.1 cm
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$693

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

Richard Heeps

God Speed - Good Year, Bonneville, Utah, 2003
65 x 85 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$693

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

Richard Heeps

Marina, Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California, 2003
65 x 85 x 0.1 cm
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$693

Richard Heeps, Motel Entrance, Desert Shores, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Motel Entrance, Desert Shores, Salton Sea, California, 2003
85 x 65 x 0.1 cm
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$693

Richard Heeps, Marina Sign I, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Marina Sign I, Salton Sea, California, 2003
85 x 65 x 0.1 cm
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$693

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

Richard Heeps

Palm Tree, Salton Sea, California, 2003
85 x 65 x 0.1 cm
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$693

Richard Heeps, Bottles, Photography

Richard Heeps

Bottles, 1990
73.5 x 73.5 x 1 cm
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$686

Richard Heeps, Dice I, Photography

Richard Heeps

Dice I, 2004
82 x 109 x 1 cm
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$825

Richard Heeps, Ballantines Movie Colony II, Palm Springs, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ballantines Movie Colony II, Palm Springs, California, 2002
82 x 95 x 1 cm
Photography

$825

Richard Heeps, Texaco Marine, Photography

Richard Heeps

Texaco Marine, 2002
82 x 109 x 1 cm
Photography

$825

Richard Heeps, Zzyzx Resort Pool, Photography

Richard Heeps

Zzyzx Resort Pool, 2002
82 x 109 x 1 cm
Photography

$825

Richard Heeps, Zzyzx Resort Pool II, Photography

Richard Heeps

Zzyzx Resort Pool II, 2002
82 x 95 x 1 cm
Photography

$825

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

Richard Heeps

Beach Ball - Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, 2003
61 x 76 x 1 cm
Photography

$825

Richard Heeps, Motel Desert Shores, Photography

Richard Heeps

Motel Desert Shores, 2003
82 x 95 x 1 cm
Photography

$825

Richard Heeps, Bitchin', Hemsby, Norfolk, Photography

Richard Heeps

Bitchin', Hemsby, Norfolk, 2004
82 x 109 x 1 cm
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$825

Richard Heeps, Leaving, Photography

Richard Heeps

Leaving, 2001
82 x 109 x 1 cm
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$825

Richard Heeps, Candy Floss, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, Photography

Richard Heeps

Candy Floss, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, 2013
61 x 75 x 0.1 cm
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$971

Richard Heeps, Foyer IV, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Foyer IV, Milan, 2019
75 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$971

Richard Heeps, Walthamstow Stadium at Night, London, Photography

Richard Heeps

Walthamstow Stadium at Night, London, 2001
61 x 75 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$971

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Bleach Box Photography Gallery

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

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