HERAKUT, live and work in Berlin (Germany)
Jasmin Siddiqui, known as HERA Born in 1981
Falk Lehmann, known as AKUT Born in 1977
Both German, AKUT was born in the East side and received a traditional socialist education.
HERA was born on the west side of the wall in Franckfort, from a Pakistani father and a German mother.
They met in 2004 in Spain, during a festival of urban art and immediately the magic operates between them.
Overnight, they become street partners.
Insatiable travelers, they draw their inspiration according to the encounters and the discoveries.
Their work is dictated by their complementarity and their differences are their strength.
HERA, in a brutal and intense style occupies the whole surface, while AKUT, with a technique close to photorealism most often loads faces and details.
Their works are figurative but also narrative: the text finds its place, whether with a word or a long sentence.
Herakut has become over time an emblematic figure of street art.
Photos copyright: Galerie Mathgoth and Herakut