Layer Cake – The Versus Project V @ Urban Nation Satellite Gallery, Berlin

Group show

Duration: April 27th – September 30th 2024

URBAN NATION presents the international group exhibition “The Versus Project V” by the artist duo Layer Cake at the Satellite Gallery.

In their collaborative works, Patrick Hartl and Christian Hundertmark (C100) question the unwritten graffiti rule of never painting over another graffiti writer’s work (“crossing”) unless it is an absolute provocation. Layer Cake deliberately practise crossing in their project. The duo begins a work of art on canvas, which is then passed on to the respective guest artist. The guest artist works on the painting, sends it back to Layer Cake and the process is repeated until the artwork is complete. Through this non-verbal collaborative process, works are created that are composed of the contributions of the participating artists, combining and highlighting their personal styles.

The Versus project brings together a mosaic of artists, from MadC to Rocco and His Brothers to Chaz Bojórquez and Shepard Fairey, united by a fervent passion for style writing, street art and graffiti. All bring their own style to the canvas, contributing to a diverse spectrum that blurs the lines between individual contribution and collective creation. These works are not just paintings; they are conversations, multi-layered dialogs that transcend geographical and artistic boundaries and embody a unique intersection between graffiti and contemporary art.

Artists: AKTE ONE, Akue, Arnaud Liard, Bond Truluv, Carolina Falkholt, Chaz Bojórquez, Cren (Michel Cren Pietsch), CRYPTIK, Dave the Chimp, Flying Förtress, Formula76, HNRX, Layer Cake (Patrick Hartl and Christian Hundertmark aka C100), MadC, MAMBO (Flavien Demarigny), Matthias Edlinger, Łukasz Habiera NAWER, Peter „Paid“ Levine, RAWS, Rocco und seine Brüder, Shepard Fairey, Thierry Furger, Various & Gould and Zepha (Vincent Abadie Hafez)

URBAN NATION Satellite Gallery
Sonnenallee 126
12059 Berlin