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heliumTALK #03: On air 

Click image to see more photos from the artist talk between Jörg Heikhaus and artist Elmar Lause. Photo @ Julia Schwendner / ThisIsJulia Hosted by clubkinderHeliumcowboy Artspace and TIDE - Hamburgs Community Sender, "heliumTALK - Das Kunstgespräch" is a new format of public art talks that is broadcasted on TIDE TV and youtube. 

The latest show with artist Elmar Lause will debut on TIDE TV this Sunday, May 1st at 22:15 and will be repeated Wednesday, May 4 at 22:15. Elmar was interviewed by heliumcowboy founder Jörg Heikhaus (aka Alex Diamond)  

For additional screening times on TV please check, we will provide you with the youtube links as soon as it hits the mediathek.

To stay updated on the dates and the next guests of our upcoming heliumTALKs, please follow this page or subscribe to our newsletter here.

You can find more images from the heliumTALK with Elmar Lause here.

Photos: © Julia Schwendner / ThisIsJulia Photography


Join us tonight at 7 for "heliumTALK" with Elmar Lause

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heliumTALK #03: Elmar Lause, April 22

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In a joint effort TIDE - Hamburgs Community Senderclubkinder e.V. and heliumcowboy are bringing a new format of art talks to Hamburg and the web. 

As a kick-off to our upcoming "heliumTALK - Das Kunstgespräch", heliumcowboy founder Jörg Heikhaus (akaAlex Diamond) and Norina Quinte from TIDE TV visited Elmar Lause in his studio in Hamburg for a chat. 

You can watch it on youtube or as a feature in the show "Hamburg immer anders" on TIDE TV (visist theirwebsite for screening times).

And of course we'd be happy to welcome you to the heliumTALK #03 at the gallery - check the facebook event info here



New Artwork by Boris Hoppek 

We have brand new artwork by Boris Hoppek at the gallery!!! For an overview of the work please view (and / or download) the artwork portfolio below, or get in touch with us directly at

The document below is a comprehensive artwork portfolio of the work currently at our gallery, including artist information and images. You can conveniently check availability of each piece and get in touch with us by clicking the individual links below the artwork. You may also download this portfolio file as a PDF. We will update the document online on a regular basis. 



Alex Diamond at the Radisson Blu Cologne

Alex Diamond drawings on bathroom furniture - if you come to Cologne and stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel, make sure to pick the Bohemian Loft-Suite by Wohnidee Magazine, Geberit / Keramag and JOI-Design . Beautiful and elegant stuff!

Read the complete story in the Wohnidee Magazine


Jo Fischer: "Redneck Nation" & "Kiruna" now online

Photo by Jo Fischer from his series "Redneck Nation". Click image to view more on his website and fellow artist Jo Fischer is a master of documenting people and life, and by far one of our most admired visiual storytellers around our campfire here at The Ranch aka The Gallery. There are two new series online on his website that he brought back from his many travels: "Redneck Nation" and "Kiruna". Find out more by clicking on the links or the images. 

Photo by Jo Fischer from his series "Kiruna". Click image to view more at


clubkinder artist talk: The interview

In case you missed it: here's the full video from the clubkinder artist talk with heliumcowboy founder and artist Jörg Heikhaus aka Alex Diamond, which was held on January 22 at our gallery. Jörg was interviewed by Jannes Vahl, founder of the social organisation clubkinder e.V., which supports social projects in Hamburg. Jörg donated one of his trademark Alex Diamond-photodrawings (see here), which was auctioned for the benefit of Sport ohne Grenzen e.V., a youth basketball project in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg.

The artist talk is a new program at heliumcowboy. Together with clubkinder e.V. and TIDE TV, we will hold regular artist talks at our space that are beeing screened on TV and streamed online.

Please subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on facebook or instagram for upcoming dates.


Below: 2nd part of the artist talk with the questions from our visitors. 

Links from the Artist talk with Alex Diamond: 

Interview on youtubeQ&A on youtube



As promised about a week ago the charitable association clubkinder now auctioning one of an artwork by Alex Diamond. For the good cause you have the chance to purchase a so called photodrawing. It's an original drawing on a photo print and it was drawn especially for the auction.

Here come the hard facts:

'Raised on concrete'
2015, original drawing
ink on photo print
21 x 29 cm

startbid: 230 Euro

Anyone can participate, who will send their personal bid until February, 3 | 11:23 pm as a personal facebook message to clubkinder

Alex Diamond and clubkinder will donate the money to the Hamburger social Basketball project 'Sport Ohne Grenzen e. V. '

We love this game!

More info about the auction and the artist talk.


clubkinder Artist Talk: Alex Diamond on January, 22 | 7 pm

Alex Diamond: Fuck I Am Talking About My Feelings Here, 2015

We cordially invite you to the second clubkinder Artist Talk at heliumcowboy on January, 22 | 7 pm. This time Hamburg based artist Jörg Heikhaus aka Alex Diamond will talk about himself and his artwork. As a kind of veteran of the Hamburg art scene, he will share his oberservations and assessments of the current situation of art and the art market in Hamburg. And hopefully it will lead this evening to insightful discourses. 

The Artist Talk will be hosted again by the clubkinder co-founder Jannes Vahl and Frida Mindt, Gallery Director of heliumcowboy. 

Alex Diamond was initiated as a stand-alone art project by Jörg Heikhaus in 2004. Although it has outlived its original intent, it has become his stage name as an artist.

Essentially being a determined and straightforward storyteller, most of his artwork can be seen as an exploration of contemporary culture and its recurring social recognition patterns, with strong references to popular content and aesthetics.

Known for skillfully employing a vast variety of different techniques and crafts over the years, the majority of his oeuvre today consists of his distinctive trademark woodwork: multi-layered, meticulously and highly detailed sculptural woodcuts, blended with diverse painting and pigmenting styles.

Jörg has been an artist since 1987. He founded the heliumcowboy gallery in 2002 and worked as a curator for large art projects. Today he spends most of his time creating his complex woodwork or rare and intricate drawings and is only excecuting a representational and consulting role within the heliumcowboy organization.

About clubkinder:

The non-profit association clubkinder is an important institution for Hamburg. 
They raise funds for social projects and they do it in their own way and with what they do best : culture and media.


Victor Castillo: Red Cloud Road (2015, acrylic paint on canvas, 195 x 96 cm)

As 2015 is coming to an end, we would like to thank you for an amazing year full of interesting projects, awesome people, great art and much fun.

We are very grateful for your interest and ongoing support and we are curious what 2016 is keeping in store for us.

So, we wish you all a relaxing X-mas holiday season, a great New Year’s Eve and of course a wonderful new year which will hopefully bring us all lots of luck, health, success and love. 

Looking forward to see you in 2016!

Our office is closed from 25th December until 4th of January. 

But you can contact us at any time via

All the best from

Jörg & Frida

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