Leading German graffiti artists and storytellers HERAKUT–HERA (Jasmin Siddiqui) and AKUT (Falk Lehmann)–will debut their latest exhibition “Masters Of Wrong” at the Corey Helford Gallery.
The show opens this Saturday, March 26th from 7:00-11:00 PM and will remain on display through Wednesday, April 20th at Corey Helford’s new expansive 12,000 square foot space on Anderson Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Who Is Too Blame; Spraypaint + acrylic paint + charcoal on canvas – 47 x 78.5
With “Masters Of Wrong,” HERAKUT continues to, in their words,
“draw attention towards problematic social issues, personal ones or those of global scale.”
Their own beliefs are inspired by a certain kind of optimism,
“for as long as we can see the problems in front of us, we stand at a good enough distance to still fix it.’”
‘I Know How, Just Don´t Know Why’ Spraypaint + acrylic paint + charcoal on canvas 39.25 x 51 (1)
This marks HERAKUT’s debut solo exhibition at the Corey Helford Gallery and first in their new downtown Los Angeles gallery. In advance of the “Masters Of Wrong” exhibition, HERAKUT have painted a mural on the exterior wall of the gallery.
Corey Helford Gallery 571 South Anderson Street Los Angeles, CA 90033 coreyhelfordgallery.com
About The Artists
After joining forces in 2004, HERA (Jasmin Siddiqui) and AKUT (Falk Lehmann) merged their names and styles to collaborate as HERAKUT. Since then, the duo have been painting murals all over the world, along with additional work on canvas, paper and film for gallery and museum shows. Beyond international exhibitions around the world (France, Gaza, Germany and Jordan, among many others), live festival showings at Glastonbury (U.K.), Coachella (U.S.) and an appearance at the Happy 80th Birthday, Dalai Lama celebration (U.S.).
HERAKUT consider themselves as “storytellers” who want to share their thoughts and questions with the public, so their figurative work is always accompanied with text. Their process of painting is also a dialogue with both artists adding their individual techniques to the piece. Jasmin uses her drawing skills on finding the form and proportion of their characters, while Falk specializes on painting the photorealistic elements.
In addition, HERAKUT are also involved with a variety of charity organizations–where the two work with children in schools and youth programs teaching young people to create a world for themselves–inside their minds. While in Los Angeles, preparing for the “Masters Of Wrong” show, HERAKUT will collaborate with the busy art program at Culver City High School in the painting of an art wall at campus.
Images of HERAKUT painting a mural at Culver City High School to promote their arts program: (Photos: Eric Minh Swenson)