Back from the summer break, we are happy to announce the visit of the highly recognized AKUT for a new mural and solo show.
World renowned among others as part of the duo HERAKUT, AKUT has been a main figure on the international scene of Urban Art within the last 10 years.
AKUT was born in Schmalkalden, Germany in 1977 living and working in Berlin today.
He studied Visual Communication/Graphic Design at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, and was one of the first to make graffiti in his home town, dating back to the early 90’s. Instead of tagging and lettering, AKUT focused his works upon photo-realism.
Visually, AKUT´s works combines the photorealistic with a touch of graffiti, thereby giving street art a new voice in the established art world.
With a background in Communication and Graphic Design, AKUT also creates impactful work as a photographer. His series of photos depicts various social issues that people are confronted with everyday, from the many people in Hawaii made homeless, due to the rising price of housing in America, to Nepalese child labourers.
About the show AKUT tells the following:
"Inhumanity seems to rise and political power shifts in a direction one would have never have expected. Our new reality houses fear from climate change and many other realities on every end approached politically in many opposite directions. We invented monumental buildings, airplanes and boats while seeking some kind of utopia, but fail in being human beings.
When the world outside gets too dark it’s time to focus on our basic needs.
A little caress can have a healing effects and is our physical and mental connections to others. The simple basic instinct that satisfies the troubled mind.
SEEKING UTOPIA portraits the demanders and dreamers with their realistic imagination of a world in which human rights are truly and universally inherent to every human being, regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status."