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Richard Heeps

Richard Heeps

United Kingdom • Born in: 1965

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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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Photography

Inyokern Drag Strip, California, Richard Heeps

Inyokern Drag Strip, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 25 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch

$611

The Rovers, Burnham Market, Richard Heeps

The Rovers, Burnham Market

Richard Heeps

Photography - 25 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$611

Three Palms, Clacton-on-Sea, Richard Heeps

Three Palms, Clacton-on-Sea

Richard Heeps

Photography - 25 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$611

Grand Stand, Inyokern Drag Strip, California, Richard Heeps

Grand Stand, Inyokern Drag Strip, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 25 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch

$611

Vetyver Pool, Poovar, Kerala, Richard Heeps

Vetyver Pool, Poovar, Kerala

Richard Heeps

Photography - 24 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$855

Bonanza Café, Lone Pine, California, Richard Heeps

Bonanza Café, Lone Pine, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 29.9 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch

$1,582

Stars and Stripes Bikini, Las Vegas, Richard Heeps

Stars and Stripes Bikini, Las Vegas

Richard Heeps

Photography - 11 x 16.5 x 0 inch

$220

School Fun, Burnham Market, Richard Heeps

School Fun, Burnham Market

Richard Heeps

Photography - 25 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$611

49 Via Dezza at Sunset, Milan, Richard Heeps

49 Via Dezza at Sunset, Milan

Richard Heeps

Photography - 29.5 x 24 x 0 inch

$727

Candy Floss, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, Richard Heeps

Candy Floss, Xuzhou, Jiangsu

Richard Heeps

Photography - 24 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$855

Tyre Pressure Gauge, Porta Genova, Milan, Richard Heeps

Tyre Pressure Gauge, Porta Genova, Milan

Richard Heeps

Photography - 29.5 x 24 x 0.2 inch

$855

Resting Hot Rod, Bakersfield, California, Richard Heeps

Resting Hot Rod, Bakersfield, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 11 x 16.5 x 0 inch

$183

Dice Series, Yellow Six (Inky Blue), Richard Heeps

Dice Series, Yellow Six (Inky Blue)

Richard Heeps

Photography - 18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch

$427

Road to Gunsight, Highway 86, Arizona, Richard Heeps

Road to Gunsight, Highway 86, Arizona

Richard Heeps

Photography - 24 x 36.6 x 0 inch

$855

Lincoln's La Concha, Las Vegas, Richard Heeps

Lincoln's La Concha, Las Vegas

Richard Heeps

Photography - 24 x 36.6 inch

$727

Sundowner, Salton City, Salton Sea, California, Richard Heeps

Sundowner, Salton City, Salton Sea, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 16.5 x 20.1 x 0 inch

$318

Yellow Corridor Day, Milan, Richard Heeps

Yellow Corridor Day, Milan

Richard Heeps

Photography - 29.5 x 24 x 0 inch

$855

Telephone III, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, Richard Heeps

Telephone III, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 24 x 36.6 x 0.2 inch

$855

Garage Door, Porta Genova, Milan, Richard Heeps

Garage Door, Porta Genova, Milan

Richard Heeps

Photography - 24 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch

$855

Shopping Club Window II, Milan, Richard Heeps

Shopping Club Window II, Milan

Richard Heeps

Photography - 24 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$855

Vintage Poolside, Las Vegas, Richard Heeps

Vintage Poolside, Las Vegas

Richard Heeps

Photography - 11 x 16.5 x 0 inch

$220

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

Nicely's Cafe, Mono Lake, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 16.5 x 20.1 x 0 inch

$379

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

RV in the Morning Sun, Bisbee, Arizona

Richard Heeps

Photography - 11 x 17.5 x 0.2 inch

$220

News Stand, Porta Genova, Milan, Richard Heeps

News Stand, Porta Genova, Milan

Richard Heeps

Photography - 24 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$727

_ _ ada, Via della Spiga, Milan, Richard Heeps

_ _ ada, Via della Spiga, Milan

Richard Heeps

Photography - 24 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$727

Piano Keys, Stockton-on-Tees, Richard Heeps

Piano Keys, Stockton-on-Tees

Richard Heeps

Photography - 24 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$727

Dirty Martini Fan Dance XIV, "Tease-o-Rama" Hollywood, Richard Heeps

Dirty Martini Fan Dance XIV, "Tease-o-Rama" Hollywood

Richard Heeps

Photography - 24 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$727

Shooting Alley, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Richard Heeps

Shooting Alley, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Richard Heeps

Photography - 24 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch

$727

Factory Spine, Lambrate, Milan, Richard Heeps

Factory Spine, Lambrate, Milan

Richard Heeps

Photography - 24 x 29.5 x 0 inch

$727

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

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

Richard Heeps

Photography - 18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch

$427

Heidler & Heeps Dice Series, Chartreuse Yellow Six (black), Richard Heeps

Heidler & Heeps Dice Series, Chartreuse Yellow Six (black)

Richard Heeps

Photography - 18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch

$427

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

Heidler & Heeps Dice Series, Purple Sparkles Six

Richard Heeps

Photography - 18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch

$427

Call Box, Salton City, California, Richard Heeps

Call Box, Salton City, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 29.5 x 24 x 0.4 inch

$727

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

Zzyzx Resort Pool II, Soda Dry Lake, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 16.3 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch

$318

View from Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California, Richard Heeps

View from Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California

Richard Heeps

Photography - 16.3 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch

$318

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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. 

Find this artist and many more in our collection of works by Celebrity Photographers

What is Richard Heeps’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Celebrity Photographers

When was Richard Heeps born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1965