Herakut In Paris With A Message for the Kids About Magic

“Le duo allemand vient de signer sa première fresque à Paris,” says Galerie Mathgoth as they present Herakut and their new mural on rue Goscinny in #Paris13.

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Herakut. Paris. (photo © courtesy of Galerie Mathgoth)

A fascinating intermingling of realism, fantasy, and poetry, the composition features a helmeted youth sees a winged horse in the sublime otherworld that children so easily inhabit. Part of the 100 Walls for Youth program just begun with Street Artist C215, this wall also neatly aligns with the upcoming exhibition of the artists at the gallery November 25th

Gautier Jourdain, co-owner of Mathgoth, tells us that Jasmin (Hera) and Falk (Akut) looked no further than the streets of Paris for inspiration. “They asked a student who passed by in the street if she would like to be a model for their painting. She said yes and they took pictures and used them for direct reference.”

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Herakut. Paris. (photo © courtesy of Galerie Mathgoth)

Hera composed a poem and painted it after Akut placed the figure- a total of three days from start to finish. The text is a gentle reassurance to the young who may be confused or frightened by events that take place in this adult-run world right now.

Translated it is:

“This message is for the kids. Even though our times make it hard to see, there is magic. (We have seen it)”

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Herakut. Paris. (photo © courtesy of Galerie Mathgoth)

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Herakut. Paris. (photo © courtesy of Galerie Mathgoth)

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Herakut. Paris. (photo © courtesy of Galerie Mathgoth)

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Herakut. Paris. (photo © courtesy of Galerie Mathgoth)

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Herakut. Paris. (photo © courtesy of Galerie Mathgoth)

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Herakut. Paris. (photo © courtesy of Galerie Mathgoth)

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Herakut. Paris. (photo © courtesy of Galerie Mathgoth)

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Herakut. Paris. (photo © courtesy of Galerie Mathgoth)

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Herakut. Paris. (photo © courtesy of Galerie Mathgoth)

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Herakut. Paris. (photo © courtesy of Galerie Mathgoth)

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Herakut. Paris. (photo © courtesy of Galerie Mathgoth)


 

And speaking of Magic…

Herakut’s work can also be seen in Dresden, Germany right now for the “Magic City” exhibition, which BSA are curators of the Film Program and photographer Jaime Rojo is an artist in. See an interview with Herakut here and learn about how they used artist Ernest Zacharevic as their model for that piece.

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