Overview

Falk Lehmann, better known under a moniker Akut, was born in 1977 in the town of Schmalkalden, Germany. Akut got his education in Visual Communication and Graphic Design from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. His graffiti career started in the early 1990s, while he was a teenager.

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Biography

Falk Lehmann, better known under a moniker Akut, was born in 1977 in the town of Schmalkalden, Germany. Akut got his education in Visual Communication and Graphic Design from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. His graffiti career started in the early 1990s, while he was a teenager.

Detached from the real graffiti scene in other larger cities, street art in the town of Schmalkalden developed in its own, unique path. The art of graffiti came into Falk Lehmann’s town in an unusual way – a local kid saw a street art piece while on a vacation in Spain. That kid copied a Spanish piece on a wall and started a neighborhood’s graffiti fever. Soon enough, every kid in Schmalkalden wanted to paint and leave a mark on walls of their native town. Among this children was Falk Lehmann, who was not interested in common graffiti tagging and letter-painting. His street art was different from the others – he focused on painting photorealistic wall pieces. His unique style led to a collaboration with Hera the painter in a duo called Herakut, a prolific partnership that started in 2004.