Herakut is a German artist duo comprised of Hera (Jasmin Siddiqui) and Akut (Falk Lehmann). In 2004 both artists combined their works and names to create Herakut. Their successful collaboration merged their individual approaches characterized by Hera’s classic art education and studies in Graphic Design and Akut’s experience as a graffiti artist – he was part of worldwide renowned the MA’CLAIM Crew along with CASE, TASSO, and RUSK. The result is a unique signature style characterized by imaginary worlds and characters, melancholy and storytelling.

Hera sets the characters’ form and proportions, whilst Akut paints the photorealistic elements. The further process is determined jointly by the two artists. Together they experiment with different formats, materials and methods. There is a pictorial and textual component in their art pieces. The short quotes, passages or descriptions written next to the figures are references to the character’s life. As a central theme, their figures can be seen in the context of social fractions and collective constraints, but also embedded into fabulous quotes that tell us of love. Thus, the figures reflect the diversity of life.

The duo painted for METROPOLINK at the PHV in 2018.

Hera, Jasmin Siddiqui: * 1981 in Frankfurt (Germany)

Akut, Falk Lehmann: * 1977 in Schmalkalde (Germany)

live and work in Berlin