Various & Gould

Berlin / Germany

Various & Gould are the Berlin based duo who are almost never short of innovative and wildly imaginative works. Working closely in collaboration for over a decade, the two have been known for their outlandish pieces of art and the mediums that go along with it, whether it may be screen-printing, collages, installations, or even public performances. Various & Gould’s works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

Biography / Various & Gould

The artist duo Various & Gould from Berlin have been working closely together since 2005 and are known for constantly reinventing themselves. The media they use for their work range from screen prints to collages, from installations to public performances. In mostly playful ways, they address socially relevant issues such as labor, migration, gender, inequality, religion, and death. The duo is influenced by Pop Art, Dada, Cubism, and historical political poster graphics, which are combined with vibrant colors.

Both artists graduated from the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee in 2010. Their professor was Alex Jordan, a member of the legendary French graphic collective “Grapus”.

Various & Gould’s works were part of “UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect” and can be seen in the current exhibition “Talking…& Other Banana Skins”
In July 2023, Various & Gould will realize a One Wall in Staaken for the URBAN NATION. The project will be realized with the participation of young people as part of the program Stadtraum!Plus of the Stiftung Berliner Leben.

Featured on Urban Nation

  • Press Release
Friday June 17th 2022, 7pm at URBAN NATION Museum Bülowstraße 7, 10783 Berlin PRESS TOUR: Thursday June 16th, 11pm Register here: June 2022 – August 2024 URBAN NATION presents TALKING… & OTHER BANANA SKINS, curated by Michelle Houston. The colorful and
Subliminal Projects, exhibition The Versus Project IV, German artist duo Layer Cake, individually known as graffiti veterans Patrick Hartl and Christian Hundertmark (C100).
  • Collaborations / International
Layer Cake with “The Versus Project IV” in Los Angeles
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.
  • Education & Outreach
With the involvement of young people from the neighborhood Heerstraße Nord, the Berlin artist duo Various & Gould has realized the ONE WALL "We all here belong to the Us" at Obstallee 45 in Staaken. The work is based on the principle of collage, one of the duo's essential techniques.

Art Map / Various & Gould

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