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Wednesday
Nov052014

Elmar Lause's superlarge mural 'Supasupa' in Hamburg

Elmar Lause, one of the artists we will present at our #heliumcowboytakeover at the Mercedes Me-Store this December, painted his largest mural to date for Knotenpunkt-Festival this fall.

This video documents Elmar's work on 'Supasupa' at Tornquiststraße, Hamburg.

Read more about it at urbanshit

Wednesday
Oct292014

ADAMEVA | EKSTASE: First music video, feat. Samy Deluxe

And here it is: ADAMEVA released their debut video, EKSTASE feat. Samy Deluxe.

On December 5th they will publish this song as their first ever single, on the evening of the opening of their exhibition at the Mercedes me Store in Hamburg, where they will give a short live gig. This exhibition will be curated by heliumcowboy during Jörg's month as the host of this brand new Mercedes flagship store. Stay tuned and check for updates here.

Tuesday
Oct282014

Alex Diamond designs 'Geberit Water Lounge' for Stefan Marquard's new Restaurant Hase+Igel

Stefan Marquard, Thomas Brückle & Jörg Heihaus aka Alex Diamond in the "Geberit Water Lounge" at the new Restaurant 'Hase & Igel', which opened in October. Photo: Boris Zorn

Earlier this year Alex Diamond has been invited by celebrity chef Stefan Marquard and by Geberit, the european market leader in sanitary technology, to develop and execute an artistic concept for the luxurious bathroom facilities of Marquard's new restaurant called 'Hase & Igel'.

The restrooms are equipped with Aqua Clean shower toilets and beautiful, high-end luxury modules by Geberit (called 'Monolith'), which Alex Diamond included in his artwork, using silkscreen printing on the glass parts. The entry and hallway in front of the bathrooms underwent a massive paint job, and now the whole environment is called the 'Geberit Water Lounge' - and it is absolutely not your average restroom anymore ...
Same with the restaurant: 'Hase + Igel' is definitely a very different culinary and aesthetic experience, Stefan Marquard and his whole crew certainly know the meaning of Punk, and are living the Rock'n Roll life, be it in or out of the kitchen.

 

For proof and more images click here (picture gallery at alexdiamond.net)

 

Detail of the 'Geberit Water Lounge' at the Restaurant 'Hase+Igel' in Düsseldorf. Photo © Boris Zorn
Wednesday
Oct012014

Writing for zeit.de: About Laurence Vallieres at Knotenpunkt 14

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:

Laurence Vallieres: Lasst die Eisbären in Ruhe!

Bildhauer, die im Großformat arbeiten, haben es nicht leicht. Ihre Arbeiten sind schwer zu transportieren und zu lagern. Daher finden sie seltener Ausstellungsmöglichkeiten als Maler oder Fotografen, die sogenannte Flachware produzieren. Laurence Vallières, Skulpturen-Künstlerin aus Montreal, zeigt jetzt auf dem Knotenpunkt-Festival, wie man diese Schwierigkeit umgehen kann: Sie arbeitet mit Karton, mit verhältnismäßig leichtem Material also. Und sie erschafft ihre Skulpturen direkt im Ausstellungsraum. (...) 

Hier geht's weiter | continue reading

Photo above: © Rudolf D. Klöckner

 

Friday
Sep262014

Weapons Of Mass Seduction | Victor Castillo & Alex Diamond

In case you still don't know what the excitement is all about, here it is, freshly released: a fantastic video from our recent exhibition 

WEAPONS OF MASS SEDUCTION 
by Victor Castillo & Alex Diamond
Sept 13–27 2014

 
In case you are interested in available artwork from the exhibition, please check our artwork section for paintings from Victor Castillo and Alex Diamond.

A million Thank You's for the exceptional work goes out to master filmmaker Tobias and Kool Motion Pictures !!! 

And another very big thank you of course to Nitro 17 & Jo Fischer for the Soundtrack!
Tuesday
Aug262014

Writing for zeit.de: About Heiko Müller

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:

Heiko Müller: Pop-Surrealismus und Low Brow für Hamburg

Die Galerie Feinkunst Krüger und der Künstler Heiko Müller sind bereits seit über zehn Jahren eng miteinander verbunden. Müller hat in dieser Zeit nicht nur an zahlreichen Gruppenausstellungen der legendären Hamburger Galerie teilgenommen, sondern auch gemeinsam mit dem Galeristen Ralf Krüger eine eigene Ausstellungsreihe geschaffen: die seit 2006 jährlich stattfindende  “Don’t Wake Daddy”-Show. 

Die beiden holen hierfür die besten europäischen und amerikanischen Künstler der Stilrichtungen Pop-Surrealismus und Lowbrow nach Hamburg. Fast unvorstellbar, dass es angesichts dieser engen Zusammenarbeit erst jetzt zur ersten Einzelausstellung von Heiko Müller bei Feinkunst Krüger kommt: Am 6. September eröffnet er hier seine Schau Glades. (...) 

Hier geht's weiter | continue reading

Photo above: © Heiko Müller

 

Sunday
Jul132014

Upcoming exhibition with Victor Castillo & Alex Diamond

 

We are looking forward to a very special exhibition, opening September 13, at a temporary space in the beautifully restored Holstenhof (right around the corner from our gallery, take a look at it here):

Victor Castillo pays us a visit this fall and teams up with our very own Alex Diamond for a long awaited double exhibition by these artists.

Here are the dates:

Exhibition from September 13 - 27, 2014

Opening Reception September 13, 7 - 11 pm

Opening hours during the exhibition will be announced soon.

We are also a partner of Reeperbahn Festival (check this link) and will hold another public reception on Wednesday, September 17, from 7 - 11 pm.

 

 

Thursday
Jul032014

Writing for zeit.de: About Julia Benz and a boat.

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:

Julia Benz: Vom Millerntor in die Elbe

Ihre farbenfrohen, riesigen Wandbilder waren absolute Hingucker bei der Millerntor Gallery, der Benefiz-Aktion von FC St. Pauli und Viva con Agua. Julia Benz malt aufwändig, über Tage hinweg lasiert sie Schicht für Schicht übereinander. Damit hoben sich ihre Malereien deutlich von der zumeist von der Urban Art geprägten Gestaltung des Millerntor Stadions ab. Mit der Lütte Deernbekam sie nun eine schwimmende Leinwand für ihre Kunst gestellt – eine Barkasse, die ab Mitte Juli über die Elbe fahren wird. (...) 

Hier geht's weiter | continue reading

Photo above: © Stephan Bestmann - Ste#bbe Fotografie

 

Thursday
Jun192014

Being among Hamburg's Top Ten galleries because ... 

... well. Let's just quote CultureTrip.com:

"The heliumcowboy might claim to be the most subversive art establishment operating in Hamburg today. Founder Jörg Heikhaus is not shy about his vision to define the future aesthetics of art itself, as he endeavours to send global shockwaves from his little quite sizeable space in St. Pauli Hamburg's Neustadt.

Having done away with conventional exhibition tactics, the gallery looks to cultivate the potential of a tiny group of blossoming creatives, and provides these individuals with support for projects both in and outside of the city. Entry is by appointment only, but the bold future vision which awaits the visitor within is more than worth the phone call."

And yes, despite the fact that we're not pursuing the traditional gallery model any longer, we have a busy fall schedule ahead with exciting shows and projects on and off location ... stay tuned.

Now more than ever. 

Friday
May232014

Writing for zeit.de: About Rudolf Klöckner, urbanshit

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:

Street Art: Der Archivar

Rudolf D. Klöckner ist Bewahrer und Anstifter zugleich: Seit 2007 schreibt er in seinem Blog urbanshit.de über “urbane Subkultur-Aktivitäten und -Strömungen”. Er dokumentiert die Spuren, die Graffiti- und Street Art-Künstler in der Stadt hinterlassen. Sichtbar für alle, aber für die wenigsten im Kontext verständlich – unabhängig, ob man nun dafür oder dagegen ist, dass es Menschen gibt, die den städtischen Raum ungefragt mitgestalten. (...) 

Hier geht's weiter | continue reading

Photo above: © Laura Behnke

 

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