Herakut ’s paintings are sensuous, savage, and always remarkable for their powerful dualism.
Akut’s photorealistic details play out against Hera’s expressive, more gestural, line-work in canvases that seem poised to articulate stories of triumph and hardship. Humor and text are weaved their way into the work effortlessly. …” Jennifer Goff on Herakut; press release
Herakut is an artistic duo from Germany. The German street art duo Hera and Akut both with roots in the graffiti scene having partnership and worked together on various successful global art projects.
Hera, Jasmin Siddiqui, born 1981 in Frankfurt, Germany. Studied Visual Communication/Graphic Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden. Started graffiti in 2000.
Akut, Falk Lehmann, born 1977 in Schmalkalden, Germany. Studied Visual Communication/Graphic Design at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Started graffiti in 1991.
“They are called Patience and Hope, and their future is in your hands.”
“We were lucky to spend a wonderful week with adorably squeaky children´s voices, paint stained little hands and lots of laughter in a temporary home for displaced families in Potsdam, a city close to Berlin. The young NGO “school colors” had designed a workshop concept on the sight of the asylum, that was free of charge for all children, those inside the compound and those of its German neighborhood. They also invited other initiatives to bring their kids around, e.g. refugee teenagers who came to Europe on their own. So, in the end we worked with a pretty even mix of children age 4-14, who were all loving the spray-cans and of course, loving to get their hands dirty”. Herakut
Project at the emergency shelter for abused children age 0-12, the “Kinderheim Frankfurt-Rödelheim”