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herakut, Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art, MUCA, Munich, Muenchen, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Herakut: big wall art around Germany

Above/featured: “At times the only thing alive about me were those demons.” MUCA Munich – 31 May 2018 (X70).

One of my favourite artists is Herakut, a German duo whose street murals have appeared in Europe and around the world since 2004. Hera (Jasmin Siddiqui) and Akut (Falk Lehmann) use walls and big spaces for their big art with a signature look that includes expressive faces and big eyes, lots of photo-like details, and sharp typography. Their work explores issues such as physical and emotional isolation, maternal relationships, gender and racial equality, and all the things we think and feel lurking inside. But I think their compositions also include long notes and pauses which allow and incorporate vivid fantasy and playful whimsy.

I present below four examples: Wittenberg 2016, Heidelberg 2017, Berlin 2017, and Munich 2018.

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Clubhouse Lane, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, fotoeins.com

Street art around the world

Above/featured: Clubhouse Lane, Adelaide, SA – 21 Aug 2012 (450D).

I provide from the following 20 locations examples of street art; some works are permanent, while others are no longer on display. With the “(h)” label, I’ve also highlighted a number of works by one of my favourites – the German artist pair Herakut.

  1. Adelaide, Australia
  2. Albuquerque, USA
  3. Berlin, Germany
  4. Bratislava, Slovakia
  5. Cologne, Germany
  6. Flagstaff, USA
  7. Gallup, USA
  8. Hannover, Germany
  9. Heidelberg, Germany (h)
  10. Kassel, Germany
  11. Konstanz, Germany
  12. Melbourne, Australia
  13. Munich, Germany (h)
  14. Prague, Czech Republic
  15. Salzburg, Austria
  16. Seattle, USA
  17. Sydney, Australia
  18. Vancouver, Canada
  19. Wellington, New Zealand
  20. Wittenberg, Germany (h)

As always, images are best seen on the widest screen possible, as the physical size of a mobile screen is simply too small.


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street art, mural, Herakut, Metropolink, Heidelberg, Germany, fotoeins.com

My Heidelberg: Herakut street art for Metropolink

It’s amazing what gets discovered after going the wrong way.

I head straight for a full city-block before realizing my error, that I should’ve turned right about 5 minutes ago. I bow my head, and release a deep breath in frustration. I raise my head to the sky, when I catch sight of something out of the corner of my eye.

What’s that across the street?

I have to reach my destination which I know isn’t far.

But I am coming back here to get the shot.


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Patience and hope, wall mural, Herakut, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Patience and hope, by Herakut (Wittenberg)

As my taxi weaved through the streets of Wittenberg’s Old Town, the bright yellow caught my eye and I quickly turned my head. I immediately took note of the location and proximity to the hotel; I knew I’d have to come back and see this wall mural again.

The mural is of a girl with big brown eyes and she is surrounded by stars. Her hands are partly open as if she’s just let go of the two small dragons. On the right is the accompanying caption “Sie heissen Geduld und Zuversicht1 und ihr Schicksal liegt in meinen Händen. (They’re called patience and hope, and their fate lies in my hands.).” Created for the Kura 2016 festival in Wittenberg, this beautiful work is by “herakut”, the artist duo of Hera (Jasmin Siddiqui) and Akut (Falk Lehmann).

I wrote about Herakut’s wall mural in Heidelberg for the 2015 Metropolink Festival here.


1 dict.cc and LEO define “Zuversicht” as “trust” or “confidence.”

I made the photo above on 30 October 2016 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/500s, f/11, ISO1000, and 70mm focal-length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9hB.

My thanks to IMG- and Sachsen-Anhalt-Tourismus, the city of Wittenberg, and the Luther Hotel for their patronage and access to facilities. IMG- and Sachsen-Anhalt-Tourismus supported my visit to the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt from 25 October to 3 November 2016 inclusive.
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