Thursday, May 10, 2012

Herakut, After the Laughter London Book Release & New Works

Herakut - After the Laughter Book Release & New works
Private View: Thursday 31st May / 6pm -9pm
On display until: 10th June 2012
The Gallery, 99 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 2TF, London
Curated by Shea & Ziegler in collaboration with Moniker Projects

Shea & Ziegler are proud to announce Herakut’s much anticipated return to London, the duo’s first since 2008. Alongside an exhibition of all-new artworks the artists will be presenting and signing copies of their new book ‘After The Laughter’, which offers an intimate insight into the individuals behind their emotionally-charged artwork and dynamic partnership. Designed as a reveal- ing scrapbook ‘After The Laughter’ is hand-crafted by both Hera and Akut, and features all new murals, works on canvas, and sketches. The book is collaged with images in different mediums and includes revealing photographs of the duo, both at work and at play. All elements are woven into a multilayered, poetic reflection on art and its role in the world, with a range of freeform ideas penned artfully on the books pages in Herakut’s signature lettering. Masking-tape edges and crossed out pencil confessions complete the personal, forthright style — an open invitation into the frenzied minds and rapid-fire hands of a unique artistic team.

Herakut After the Laughter Limited Edition box set
Alongside the launch, Herakut will be exhibiting a collection of new work consisting of original paintings, drawings and sculptures. Evidenced by their recent sold-out show in Los Angeles’s, the duo have firmly established themselves as one of the genre’s lead- ing collectible names, with admirers including actor Jim Carrey and musician Macy Gray.
Exclusive to Shea & Ziegler, Herakut will present a Limited Edition Box-set including a signed and numbered embossed lithograph alongside a signed copy of ‘After the Laughter’ set in a silkscreen-printed presentation box. The box-set will officially go on sale at the opening reception on May 31st, and is limited to an edition of just 100.

About Herakut:
Herakut is an artist duo consisting of Jasmin Siddiqui, born 1981 in Frankfurt, West Germany, and Falk Lehmann, born 1977 in Schmal- kalden, East Germany. Their artistic style is as symbiotic as their name, which is itself a combination of the two individual graffiti pseudonyms Hera and Akut. A love for traveling and painting for the public eye are just a few of the things Akut and Hera have in common. Their work is based on bringing together contrasting elements: masculine vs. feminine, Eastern vs. Western, the ruggedness of Street Arts vs. the detail of Fine Arts. Since 2004, Herakut have painted and exhibited in prestigious cities including London, Berlin, New York and Paris, as well as spending valuable time painting unorthodox sites in less glamorous cities such as Ekaterinburg in Russia and Campeche, Mexico. Both of Herakut’s publications, ‘The Perfect Merge’ published in 2009 and 2011’s ‘After the Laughter’ have received great acclaim, with the two books selling over 10,000 copies worldwide. 

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