Herakut is an artist duo from Germany. HERA + AKUT = HERAKUT. The duo have a dark and distinctive style, focusing on their characters’ expressive eyes and often adding thoughtful quotes to their work, they invite the viewer into their mysterious world of animals and children.
Their focus on this darker colour palette serves as a background to their murals and canvases while their vibrant use of movement and energy brings their work to life. 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. Characterised by their narrative style and their ability to lead the viewer into the imagination of the duo, there is a pictorial and textual component in their art pieces. The short quotes, passages or descriptions written next to the figures are references to the character’s life.
As a central theme, their figures can be seen in the context of social fractions and collective constraints, but also embedded into haunting quotes that tell us of love and emotion.