Fully Booked and Vinyl on Vinyl present Beauty is a Sanctuary: HERAKUT in Manila 2013 this August 8-10, 2013.
Hera and Akut or HERAKUT are two graffiti artists from Frankfurt and Erfurt, Germany.
Their collaboration began in 2004 when they were invited to paint at the Urban Art Festival Sevilla in Spain.
Prior that first meeting, they had only seen each other’s work in graffiti magazines.
To everyone and themselves, it was obvious that even though they both focused on character painting, their styles had nothing in common whatsoever. And that hasn’t changed one bit.
Akut started doing graffiti at the age of 14 with no artistic background; the photorealism he spray paints today is self-taught. He prepares his concept with the use of a computer, high-resolution photos, and a predefined assortment of aerosol paints.
When 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 for a piece is like handcuffing yourself. It ties your perception to the sketch and allows no space for spontaneity, as influenced by the surrounding atmosphere or any immediate response to the wall.
Hera’s urge to paint on walls began in 2001. As a reaction to years of strict education of artistic techniques which Hera had received as a child, she now demands as much freedom as possible for intuition and spontaneity in a painting.
Two hardbound books documenting their work—Herakut—The Perfect Merge in 2009 and After The Laughter in 2011—have been published and sold more than 10,000 copies.
Experience Herakut’s art this August 8-10, 2013 at Vinyl on Vinyl and at Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street.
August 8, Thursday at 7 PM
Beauty is a Sanctuary Exhibit Opening and Book Signing
Vinyl on Vinyl
The Collective, Malugay Street, Makati
August 9, Friday at 3 PM
Herakut mural painting
The Bridgeway, 3/F Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street
August 10, Saturday at 3 PM
Live painting with Herakut and local artists (Anjo Bolarda, Rai Cruz, Diko)
Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street