Opening Reception : 31.08.17, 6 – 9pm

Exhibition Dates : 01.09.17 – 24.09.17



StolenSpace Gallery presents ‘Sad But Happy’ the beautiful new solo show by german artist duo Hera and Akut, known as Herakut.

On the title for the show ‘Sad But Happy’, the duo stated; ‘It fits every single piece, we think, and fits our style in general. Ambivalence. Schizophrenia even. That’s us. That’s the essence of Herakut.’

This series of new works sees the duo progress with their distinctive and dark style. Depicting children and animals with large emotive eyes, they draw the viewer in to their mysteriously eerie world, making them contemplate the statements scribbled across the canvas and their relationship with the characters in the works.

Their dark use of colour contrasts with the bright and fast use of movement and brush work. Their style welcomes a kind of imperfect perfection, the brushstrokes seeming erratic and fluid but also so beautifully placed.

Their joint creative art process is about storytelling, the creation of imaginary worlds and inspiring their figures with individual characters. Hera sets the characters’ form and proportions, whilst Akut paints the photorealistic elements.

We are excited to have the duo back at StolenSpace again with this new body of work which promises to be beautiful as ever.

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