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David Shillinglaw: Remote Control | setting up the show

heliumcowboy gallery director Frida Mindt & artist David Shillinglaw.

Setting up the show: David Shillinglaw and Frida Mindt discussing our upcoming exhibition REMOTE CONTROL. This is David's first solo show in Germany, and also a debut for Frida - her first exhibition as gallery director here on the Ranch.

Congratulations to both - even though it is still a lot of work to be done before the vernissage this Friday (July 10, 7-11 PM), the gallery space already looks amazing! This will be once crazy good art show, you definitely don't want to miss it ... 

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Shown at the exhibition "60 Jahre Kunst in Hamburg": Victor Castillo, Red Cloud Road, Acrylic paint on canvas, 196 x 96 cm (2015) (Click image to enlarge)

This Wednesday, July 8, starting at 7 PM, the galleries Affenfaust, Feinkunst Krüger, Kramer Fine Arts, Mikiko Sato, Oel-Früh and heliumcowboy invite you all one last time to the amazing venue of our group show "60 Jahre Kunst in Hamburg".

Not only do we want to invite you to celebrate a successful show and the final days of the exhibition (closes Saturday), there's also new artworks presented by Oel-Früh, Mikiko Sato & Kramer Fine Arts Wednesday evening.

We've also hung 3 brand new drawings by Victor Castillo last week for those who've seen the exhibition already. And in case you haven't made it to the show yet - it is still (but very little) time: 

Final opening hours: 

Wednesday 7 - 11 PM  
Thursday & Friday 5 - 9 PM
Saturday 2 - 6 PM

Location: Affenfaust Galerie, Paul-Roosen-Straße 43, 22767 Hamburg

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David Shillinglaw: "REMOTE CONTROL" opening July 10

We are very happy to announce our first solo exhibition with London based artist David Shillinglaw opening July 10 in our gallery space in Bäckerbreitergang 75.

We first introduced David to Hamburg in 2013, when heliumcowboy founder Jörg Heikhaus was supporting the Millerntor Gallery #03 as artistic director of the charity art festival in the stadium of cult football club FC St. Pauli. Since then David has gained high recognition on the art market and in galleries world wide as a future collector's highlight.  

David Shillinglaw’s art explores themes of identity and the human condition, whether a complex anatomical diagram or simple stick man. Drawing on ideas from ancient mythology as well as popular culture, the artist creates a dialogue between the historic and the contemporary. Shillinglaw often paints directly onto found objects, forging a candid relationship between himself and his shifting environment. 

Vernissage Friday, July 10 at our gallery in Bäckerbreitergang 75, Hamburg.

Exhibition from July 10 - September 4, 2015

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June 16-21: SCOPE ART FAIR in Basel

The heliumcowboy booth at SCOPE art fair in Basel, featuring Victor Castillo, Julia Benz & Alex Diamond.

It’s halftime at the art fairs in Basel, and we have nicely settled into our booth at the SCOPE Art Fair, welcoming art enthusiasts from around the world. Our well curated selection of artwork by Julia Benz, Victor Castillo and Alex Diamond is part of JUXTAPOZ PRESENTS, a special program at the fair celebrating artwork that bends, blends and transcends genre.

The fair will be open every day until Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm at Uferstraße 40, situated along the banks of the river Rhine. If you are in Basel, please visit us at booth A17, we’e happy to welcome you and talk about our artists and their work.

The artwork we are showing can also be found in the available work section of our website.

Feel free to contact our gallery director Frida at frida@heliumcowboy.com if you are interested in acquiring work or need additional information.  

Julia Benz at our booth at SCOPE art fair in Basel. Click image to view available artwork. Victor Castillo at our booth at SCOPE art fair in Basel. Click image to view available artwork.Alex Diamond at our booth at SCOPE art fair in Basel. Click image to view available artwork.


60 Jahre Kunst in Hamburg: 6 galleries, one massive exhibition

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The galleries Feinkunst Krüger, heliumcowboy, Mikiko Sato, Oel-Früh, Kramer Fine Art, and Affenfaust Galerie stand for the variety of Hamburg's art scene for 60 years - well, if you count all the years together that our places exist in Hamburg. 

On initiative of the Affenfaust Galerie, from June 13 – July 11 we will jointly show artists from our individual programs.

We will be showing brand new and yet unseen artworks by Boris Hoppek, Julia Benz, Victor Castillo and David Shillinglaw and a large sized woodcut of Alex Diamond. 

Vernissage: June 13, 8–12 pm 
Exhibition from: 13.06. – 11.07.2015
Opening hours: Thursday - Friday, 5–9 pm, Saturday & Sunday from 2–6 pm

Location: Affenfaust Galerie, Paul-Rosen-Straße 43, 22767 Hamburg

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heliumcowboy is back at the fairs - and in excellent company we must say. For SCOPE Basel 2015 we have been selected to be part of JUXTAPOZ PRESENTS as one of four international galleries including Colab Gallery (Basel), BC Gallery (Berlin) and Laurence Alkin Gallery (London).

We will be showing artwork by Julia Benz, Victor Castillo and Alex Diamond at our booth (A17). Please contact us if you wish to inquire about the work we will present beforehand.  

SCOPE Art Fair takes place from June 16-21, please find all the necessary information here:




Celebrating artwork that bends, blends and transcends genre, Juxtapoz Magazine will curate a selection of SCOPE galleries as a highlight of Featured Programming. Juxtapoz Presents galleries embody the New Contemporary that is SCOPE’s hallmark and add a singular dynamism to the Basel 2015 show.

Juxtapoz will also release a special edition SCOPE newspaper featuring coverage of the Juxtapoz Presents Feature Programming at the Basel 2015 show.


Artists for Monolith: win unique art on luxury bathroom products

Art edition by Alex Diamond on Geberit Monolith element for wash basins. To win it click the image for more information.

After our first collaboration last year with chef Stefan Marquard for his grand restaurant „Hase + Igel“, heliumcowboy teamed up again with Geberit, the european market leader in sanitary technology.

Based upon the success of this project, Geberit and heliumcowboy launched “Artists for Monolith“ and selected three creatives for a new series of artworks on ‚Monolith‘ surfaces: Julia Benz, Jeff Soto and Alex Diamond. Each artist designs unique artwork for one WC and one washbasin element. These designs will be printed only once, and can be won in an online raffle, including the matching shower toilet Geberit AquaClean Sela and the washbasin Emco.

The first „Artists for Monolith“-Edition by Alex Diamond has just been released, and you can take part in the first round of the raffle for this series already. The artworks by Julia Benz will be released in July, Jeff Soto will follow in August. 

You can find all the details how to win this high-end luxury bathroom equipment by following this link.

For more information about the Monolith Bathroom series and the AquaClean Sela please visit Geberit.com.

And: this very first edition by Alex Diamond just made the news: Here's what luxury interior design magazine 'Places Of Spirit' just published in their most current issue:

Feature in 'Places of Spirits'-magazine about Alex Diamond's artwork for "Artists for Geberit".




Besides his many other ventures, our gallery founder Jörg Heikhaus is an author for the Hamburg-blog of Germany's biggest weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT. He writes mostly about art, obviously. In german. 

His latest article just launched today:

Kunst im Supermarkt

Hamburg ist um einen Kunstraum reicher. Und was für einen: In der ehemaligen Aldi-Filiale an der Paul-Rosen-Straße eröffnen die vier Macher der Affenfaust Galerie am Samstag eine neue Niederlassung. Zum Start sind auf den 1.000 Quadratmetern Selbstporträts von 44 Künstlern zu sehen. Kuratiert wird die Ausstellung Das eigene Ich von Elmar Lause, bekannt unter anderem durch sein Wandgemälde Supasupa. (...) 

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Exhibition views: #PEEK

Exhibition view from our current exhibition #PEEK. (Artwork in the foreground by Elmar Lause)For images of our current exhibition, click here or on the image above. If you are interested in visiting the exhibition, please contact us. The show will be up until end of May. 

For an overview of the exhibited artwork please follow this link.


#PEEK | Opening views

Photo by Tamara Gries (Miss Sophie Photography)
Easter is just over. Meanwhile the opening of #PEEK was some time ago. And we want to say thank you to everybody who has been there.

Now all images of the vernissage and exhibition views are available online.
#PEEK will run until May and we are looking forward about your attendance by appointment.

Apart from that, online art magazine Gallerytalk wrote a nice feature about us and #PEEK (in german).
Have a nice start of the week.