Starting this fall, heliumcowboy presents a few shows put together by guest curators, challenging and enriching our galleries' program and the local art scene of Hamburg. In November the Danish galerist Rasmus Fischer - the Scandinavian star curator for Urban und New Contemporary Art - comes to Hamburg and with him 11 exceptional international talents: Mikael Takács, Kirsa Andreassen, Rune Christensen, Jay Olé, Jon Todd, Morten Andersen, Lars Calmar, Katarina Janeckova, Frederik Næblerød, Volkano and Alex Diamond.
With “Mist of Madness“ Fischer presents a selection of the currently most important artists from the stable of his gallery, the Galerie Wolfsen in Aalborg (Denmark). This is reflected in the exhibition title: “Mist of Madness refers to the mad line up. It's a strong team, but there is a mad lack of connection between the different styles and at the same time most of the artist are crazy popular right now - it’s almost at the point of madness,“ as the curator explains his choice.
Taking a closer look at the artists’ list of exhibition participation unveils that Fischer isn’t exaggerating: The Danish artist Rune Christensen for example currently shows his elaborated illustrated figurative paintings in a solo exhibition at the influential FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco. Here in Europe his shows always sell out completely. Likewise, the abstract portraits by the Swedish painter Mikael Takás, which are painted with nearly digital precision, are highly sought after and will be shown at the legendary LA based Corey Helford Gallery later this year. Many of the “Mist of Madness” artists are also part of this years “Urban Dawn Vol.2” in Beirut, which is one of the biggest and most important public exhibitions of the Urban & New Contemporary art scene. Here their work is shown next to international superstars like RETNA, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, El Mac and many more.
‘Mist of Madness’ brings an exhibition of rare quality by exceptional young and international renown artists to Hamburg, who work in very different aesthetics and media, each of them with their own unique handwriting.