Akut from Herakut was in Jordan last June, where he finished working on a large mural in Amman.
AKUT & AptArt worked with UNHCR to share the voice of displaced people from various nations. Together with youth and young adults they painted this artwork to raise awareness of the resilience and solidarity of humanity.
Herakut’s paintings are sensual and wild; technically they offer an outstanding creative dualism. Akut’s photorealistic details blend in with Hera’s more gestural strokes in canvases that articulate stories of triumph and discomfort. All are enriched by the presence of texts, which allow viewers to immediately enter the narrative.
Their artworks are present in the major cities around the world, from Toronto to Kathmandu, from San Francisco to Melbourne. Today they arrive in Rome for their first solo exhibition in Italy.
Santa Miseria is a collection of thoughts and images that have marked and made unique the artists’ encounters with different individuals and their communities met during moments of deep sharing and exchange. Herakut have travelled the world and have been entrusted with many personal stories, which have penetrated the artists’ spirit, generating the magic that animates their entire creative process.
Amidst all the chaos of Art Basel, Herakut dropped a massive mural right outside of the PULSE art fair, in what we think we have heard a rumor of it being the biggest in town. Well, well, done. (via 120zprophet)
Last week, Mexico City celebrated the public art festival, All City Canvas, featuring major murals on multi-storied buildings from Aryz, Vhils, Herakut, Escif, Saner, Sego, Interesni Kazki, El Mac, and Roa. Here are some of the final looks at the completed murals, and thank you to everyone at FIFTY24MX and their friends who helped us on the ground during the festival.
FIFTY24MX Gallery is one of the sponsors of this mega-street-art event going down in Mexico City this week, with Aryz, El Mac, Escif, Roa, Vhils, Saner, Herakut, and Interesni Kazki amongst others. Really good, going down this week… we will be down there too… pictures to come…
When in Stavanger, Norway, bring out the instant film. There was a bit of time spent hanging out with various artists at this year’s Nuart Festival, and we got to watch the making/building/preparation of German duo Herakut’s installation piece. (If you remember, Hera had a show @ FIFTY24SF a few years back). Enjoy.
Hera, who has shown with us at FIFTY24SF Gallery, is part of the German duo Herakut, and they showed “Show Them,” an installation at onethirty3 in Newcastle England. It was curated by Hush, another FIFTY24 alum.