Photo By : John Rodger
Photo By : John Rodger
Photo By : John Rodger
Photo By : John Rodger
Photo By : John Rodger
Photo By : John Rodger
Photo By : John Rodger
Photo By : John Rodger
Photo By : John Rodger
Photo By : John Rodger
Photo By : John Rodger
Photo By : John Rodger
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HERAKUT

Herakut is a symbiosis of the aliases Hera and Akut, two graffiti artists from Frankfurt and Erfurt, Germany. Their collaboration started when they first met in 2004. Both were invited to paint at the Urban Art Festival Sevilla in Spain and before that time had only seen each other’s work in graffiti magazines. To everyone and themselves it was clear that despite the fact they both focused on character painting their styles had nothing in common whatsoever. And that has not changed a bit.

The differences in Hera’s and Akut’s ways of approaching art and the painting itself are vast. Akut started doing graffiti at the age of fourteen with no artistic background. The photorealism he spray paints today is self-taught and needs a bundle of preparations consisting of a concept that has been mapped out on the computer, high resolution photo-material and a predefined assortment of aerosol paints. If this is all set, Akut patiently assembles his characters dot by dot with one eye on the concept, the other on the wall, while blending out everything else.
Hera in contrast thinks that preparing a piece is to handcuff yourself. It ties your perception to the sketch and allows no space for the influence of the surrounding atmosphere or any immediate response to the wall as a very individual medium to paint on. Different from Akut who had experienced graffiti styles closely connected hip-hop culture, Hera, when she started painting walls in 2001, just felt the urge to work big. None of the unwritten codes and restrictions of the established graffiti scene had an impact on her work; although another mental boundary did: As a reaction to years of a strict education studying artistic techniques which Hera received as a child, she today demands as much freedom as possible, leaving space for intuition and spontaneity in a painting.

An absolute public favourite of Nuart’s, we’re happy to give them a home for a few days for their third, and hopefully not last, visit.


 

  • Photo By : John Rodger
  • Photo By : John Rodger
  • Photo By : John Rodger
  • Photo By : John Rodger
  • Photo By : John Rodger
  • Photo By : John Rodger

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