"Richard Heeps' seductive, highly saturated colours and sophisticated pictorial structures demonstrate a true love and empathy for his subject matter - be it cool descriptive interiors, still life or landscape. His distinctive style pushes the limits of photography."
I am a film-based photographer, I use a range of vintage analogue cameras. I consider myself to have three studios, the external studio of whichever location I may be shooting, my darkroom where I make my master prints and my home studio where I do the postproduction where the artworks are mounted framed and finished. I have always wanted my work to be accessible without compromising on quality and making everything in house I am in control of each step to achieve that.
Although I was brought up in East Anglia (England), 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 in my work, it drives my equipment and material choices.
At age ten I began participating in art shows and became comfortable with showing my work and the praise and criticism which is part of an artists development. In my early paintings Manhattan was reoccurring theme, I was fascinated with New York.
Throughout my professional career I have been lucky enough to exhibit my work in Museums and Public Galleries since the 1980's. Since 2008 my gallery Bleach Box, founded with Natasha Heidler, has taken part many in international art fairs. It's been an amazing experience exhibiting in America, Asia and Europe. I love connecting with my audience and it lead to me creating many artworks whilst on my travels.
I now primarily work from my home studio and darkroom in Cambridge. Creating new artworks, going out on location around the country and archiving my work which has lead to new releases of unseen negatives dating back over twenty years. I have maintained connection with my audience around the world through my website and Instagram, art fairs, exhibitions and collaborating with galleries.
In January I will have an exhibition at Totally Biblical on the Mezzanine Floor, bringing the sunshine to banish the new year blues.
Meet me there on Saturday 13th January 1-4pm.Plan Your Visit
SOTA Marketplace | London Exhibition, October 2023
Tom Cox Gallery | Alchemy, London, September 2023
TAG Fine Arts | Wish You Were Here...? Group Exhibition, Whitechapel, London, June 2023
Affordable Art Fair Battersea | Bleach Box Gallery March 2023/22
Winter Open Exhibition | Babylon Arts Ely January 2023
Affordable Art Fair Hamburg & Amsterdam | Goodwin Gallery November 2022
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead | Bleach Box Gallery, May 2022
Art For Cure | Fanfare, Suffolk, May 2022
Envie D'Art | Back to the Fifties, Paris, September 2021
Art on a Postcard | Photography on a Postcard at Photo London May 2019
The Auction Collective | HYPER-COLOUR-POP-CULTURE MAY 2019
Milan Design Week 2019 | Design Garden at The Stylist's Wardrobe, a collective exhibition of art and design inspired by nature.
WEMEN, Nhow Hotel Milano | 6th November 2018 - 31st March 2019
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018Read Full Exhibition History Here
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
The gallery at 12 Hanningtons Lane in Brighton has a rolling programme of curated shows. Exhibiting original art, paintings, prints and sculpture, the gallery house a colourful selection of work and show unusual miniature 3D work and artwork which uses interesting techniques. You can browse and buy Richard Heeps' artworks in the gallery.
TOTALLY BIBLICAL was born out of Frustration! Frustration that you had to travel to London to view and purchase the Very Best in Limited Edition Contemporary Art. Not any more, Totally Biblical have set up a beautiful new Gallery and Print Store at Redbrick Mill showcasing some of the UK’s very best contemporary artists including Bonnie and Clyde, Dan Hillier, Magnus Gjoen, Pure Evil, Richard Heeps, Heath Kane and Maria Rivans - to name just a few…
The Gallery is located on the Mezzanine floor in the Redbrick Mill complex near Leeds. This impressive converted textile mill houses over 40 interior, lifestyle, design and art concessions. Redbrick is the North's leading interior destination and offers a unique shopping experience; it has free onsite parking and two cafes.
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