Rich Enough to be Batman - Elizabeth Red with hand-painted mask
Rich Enough to be Batman - Elizabeth Red with hand-painted mask (2022)
1 Colour Screenprint with acrylic on Southbank Coarse 310gsm paper
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
Limited edition of 10
59.4 x 84.1 cm
"This collection raises questions about wealth and social justice through the idea that with enough money, anyone can be a superhero."
Rich Enough to be Batman? This is the question that inspired Rich Enough to be Batman – the international best-selling collection. The print, depicting the Queen wearing a Batman mask, provokes a pressing question about wealth and social contribution through the idea that with enough money, anyone can be a superhero.
The idea for the collection originated from The Sunday Times Rich List. Is it necessary to parade wealth around like a badge of honour? Or really, does it just amplify how little most of society has?
The conversation about wealth and social contribution is more relevant now than ever. We’re emerging from a global pandemic where the rich have got richer, and poverty seems to be at an all-time high.
In a world where wealth has become concentrated in the hands of the ultra-elite, the question remains: how rich do you need to be before you become Batman?
Echoing his mother words “somewhere I must gone wrong raising you”, Heath has not been one to stay on the straight and narrow path.
With an insatiable curiosity for oddities and irregularities in life, Heath’s eyes are always open finding new things.
Born in Australia, Heath quickly took flight to explore the world in his early 20’s.
During that time has been working at the forefront of design, working for many of the world’s leading advertising and branding agencies.
Now turning his attention back to art, his debut collection draws inspiration from his commercial art background and origins of urban art – a blend of design and art.
His approach follows the practice of design thinking, with a focus on creating simple, iconic and memorable pieces that have the ability to tell stories and are linked to a larger narrative.
Within the, often lurid colour, artwork he tries to distill subtle but often subversive themes.
“The important thing for me is not just what it looks like and feels like, it is what it makes you think”.