Herakut

Herakut is the artist due consisting of the two artists Hera and Akut who merged their names and styles in 2004. The collective goal has been to beautify the darker places of a city and plant positive signs of life and thought with a humanitarian approach. Herakut is part of the class of 2018 in the URBAN NATION Artist in Residence Programme. […]

Biography / Herakut

Herakut is the artist due consisting of the two artists Hera and Akut who merged their names and styles in 2004. The collective goal has been to beautify the darker places of a city and plant positive signs of life and thought with a humanitarian approach. Herakut is part of the class of 2018 in the URBAN NATION Artist in Residence Programme.

Hera, otherwise known as Jasmin Siddiqui, born and raised in Frankfurt Main is the graffiti identity and her counterpart Falk Lehmann, also known as Akut and founder of the legendary Ma'Claim Crew, hails from Schmalkden and handles conception, sketching and text work. A throwback to 1991, when Akut started his graffiti career where he and the rest of the Ma’Claim crew specialised in photorealistic graffiti and painted countless murals all over the world, a tradition that Herakut has kept up for the past 10 years.

Herakut’s approach to art is humanitarian. To them, art is communication, and if this potential is used correctly, they can be a strong influence in society. More than half of Herakut´s work is dedicated to charity causes, with focuses upon supporting children in need, in a home for abused children homes in Frankfurt, in a Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian desert, in an orphanage for Palestinian refugees in Bethlehem, in the immigrant’s asylum "Bayernkaserne" in Munich and teenagers from a drug-rehab program in Miami. All the experiences that come from their support go on to become the inspiration of the minds and paintings of Herakut.