Falk Lehmann aka AKUT is a Berlin based urban contemporary artist & photographer, who has been active in the graffiti and street art scene for more than 25 years.
He began his career in graffiti focusing on photorealism as a founding member of the legendary graffiti collective Ma’Claim Crew in 2001.
After studying Visual Communication & Graphic Design at the Bauhaus University in Weimar Germany, he merged with artist Jasmin Siddiqui aka Hera to form the renowned artistic duo Herakut in 2004. As part of Herakut AKUT has maintained his photorealistic style but transitioned from graffiti to street art, painting large scale murals, working on humanitarian projects in refugee camps and holding gallery exhibitions all over the world.
AKUT constantly develops his creative output by exploring different painting techniques and materials, the unconventional usage of tools and an ever growing range of creative disciplines. In his artworks he mainly focuses on modeling individuals and portraits as well as processing overall issues humankind is facing.