Street art mural by Herakut in Rome

Street Heart project continues to brighten Rome suburbs.

German street artists Herakut have completed a largescale mural in the east Rome district of Torpignattara, as part of the ongoing Street Heart project organised by several Rome curators and galleries, with the support of local city authorities.

Herakut is an amalgamation of the artists Hera (Jasmin Siddiqui) and Akut (Falk Lehmann) who travel the world documenting the plight of the downtrodden and marginalised in their street murals.

Herakut's mural on Via Capua 14 features a young Palestinian refugee, wearing a hoodie instead of the traditional hijab, and coincides with their exhibition Santa Miseria at Galleria Varsi.

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Speaking to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Hera described the duo's collaboration as “not being a question of artistic ego but more about the finished product", joking: "It's not bad having two brains and four hands."

Since last year the Street Heart project has seen a series of well-known Italian and international street artists enliven the adjoining suburbs of Pigneto and Torpignattara.

For extensive selection of images of Herakut's mural, and others, see Blind Eye Factory website.

See related feature article on Rome's street art scene.

Photo Blind Eye Factory