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b. 1983, USA

Erik Madigan Heck Biography

Originally from Excelsior, Minnesota, Erik Madigan Heck (*1983) is one of the youngest and most promising American fashion photographers of the contemporary art scene. In his relatively short career the artist developed a personal way of looking at fashion, as Nathalie Herschdorfer underlines in her essay 'Minimal and pure: Erik Madigan Heck fashion photographs.' His work is characterised by a clear and distinctive treatment of colours and patterns, which makes it unequivocal.

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'Heck’s photographs push the concept to new limits, creating imagery that goes beyond traditional fashion photography. Meticulously constructed and enhanced with bright colours, blurring the line between the clothes and the background, his images play with this idea of ‘future’ silhouettes.'–Nathalie Herschdorfer

In 2017 Heck published his first monograph with Thames & Hudson and Abrams Books titled Old Future. In his 'Old Future' series Madigan Heck explores the intersection of photography and painting as he borrows from and bends the genres of fashion photography, landscape painting and portraiture.

Madigan Heck is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, TIME, The New Yorker, and Harper's Bazaar UK. His advertising clients include Sotheby's, Clinique, Nike, Neiman Marcus, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The New York City Ballet, The GAP, VH1, Gentle Monster, amongst others. In 2013 he became one of the youngest photographers to receive the prestigious ICP Infinity Award, and in 2015 was awarded with the Art Directors Club’s Gold Medal and the AI-IP American Photography award for his Old Masters Portfolio, published by The New York Times Magazine.

Erik Madigan Heck is based in Connecticut and New York City.

Exhibition view: Erik Madigan Heck, The Garden, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich (4 September–21 November 2020). Courtesy Chrisophe Guye Galerie.

Erik Madigan Heck Featured Artworks

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Christian Lacroix, Archive by Erik Madigan Heck contemporary artwork
Erik Madigan HeckChristian Lacroix, Archive, 2008Chromogenic print
67.6 x 101.6 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Fendi in Apple Orchard, The Garden by Erik Madigan Heck contemporary artwork
Erik Madigan HeckFendi in Apple Orchard, The Garden, 2020Chromogenic print
152.4 x 228.6 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Eniko in Flowers, Archive by Erik Madigan Heck contemporary artwork
Erik Madigan HeckEniko in Flowers, Archive, 2020Chromogenic print
101.6 x 152.4 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Double Exposure Sunlight, The Garden by Erik Madigan Heck contemporary artwork
Erik Madigan HeckDouble Exposure Sunlight, The Garden, 2020Chromogenic print
152.4 x 111.8 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Tri-Colour Seascape, The Garden by Erik Madigan Heck contemporary artwork
Erik Madigan HeckTri-Colour Seascape, The Garden, 2020Chromogenic print
228.6 x 152.4 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Paysage Intime, Waterfall, Archive by Erik Madigan Heck contemporary artwork
Erik Madigan HeckPaysage Intime, Waterfall, Archive, 2016Chromogenic print
152.4 x 101.6 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Flowers in the Pool, The Garden by Erik Madigan Heck contemporary artwork
Erik Madigan HeckFlowers in the Pool, The Garden, 2020Chromogenic print
152.4 x 101.6 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire
Bri in Pool, The Garden by Erik Madigan Heck contemporary artwork
Erik Madigan HeckBri in Pool, The Garden, 2018Chromogenic print
152.4 x 101.6 cm
Christophe Guye Galerie Enquire

Erik Madigan Heck Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Erik Madigan Heck, The Garden at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
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4 September–21 November 2020 Erik Madigan Heck The Garden Christophe Guye GalerieZurich
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Showroom at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
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9 December 2019–22 March 2020 Group Exhibition Showroom Christophe Guye GalerieZurich
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Land_Scope at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
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28 November 2019–25 January 2020 Group Exhibition Land_Scope Christophe Guye GalerieZurich

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