Layer Cake with “The Versus Project IV” in Los Angeles
- October 13, 2023
After two well-received exhibitions at Urban Nation Museum in Berlin in 2019 and 2022, and at the Museum of Graffiti in Miami earlier this year, our cooperation The Versus Project makes its fourth stop at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles.
The German artist duo Layer Cake, individually known as graffiti veterans Patrick Hartl and Christian Hundertmark (C100), challenge in their project the well-known Graffiti rule: never paint over other writers. Instead, Layer Cake invites the broader graffiti and street art community to do just that. Starting with a canvas, the duo creates an unfinished base that is then sent to a guest artist, beginning a non-verbal collaborative process until the work is complete. The works result in layers of each artist’s contribution that both blend and highlight their personal styles.
“Working on The Versus Project is an experiment in uncompromising teamwork. Through the project, works have been created that would never have existed otherwise and represent a broadening of artistic boundaries for us and our guest artists.” – Layer Cake
The exhibition was made possible with support from OBEY GIANT ART and URBAN NATION MUSEUM.
AKTE ONE, Bond Truluv, Carolina Falkholt, Chaz Bojórquez, Cren (Michel Cren Pietsch), CRYPTIK, Dave the Chimp, Flying Förtress, Formula76, HERA, HNRX, Layer Cake (Patrick Hartl and Christian Hundertmark aka C100), MadC, MAMBO (Flavien Demarigny), Matthias Edlinger, Łukasz Habiera NAWER, Peter “Paid” Levine, Rocco & His Brothers, Shepard Fairey, Various and Gould, and Zepha (Vincent Abadie Hafez).