C100 is a Munich based creative studio working for both global brands, small businesses and private projects. It is headed by Christian Hundertmark who founded the studio in 2003. The studios output ranges from Creative-/ Art direction, Visual Identities, Graphic design, to curation of exhibitions. Over the years C100’s work was published in many books and magazines. C100 founder Christian Hundertmark is also author of the books “The Art of Rebellion I, II, III and IV” which sold over 90.000 copies worldwide and have a high reputation in the worldwide urban art scene. Starting out as a graffiti artist in his teenage years in the early 90ies Christian keeps staying connected to urban cultures since then, being an artist himself. With Patrick Hartl he forms the collective LAYER CAKE painting together canvases and murals. In 2016/17 they had exhibitions in Hamburg, Vienna, Berlin and Zurich. If time allows he still rides BMX and surfs.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
My style is a abstract clash of collages with paint in different media, executed with spraycan or acrylic paint.
WHAT DOES “OFF THE WALL” MEAN TO YOU?
For me Off the Wall immediately connects with riding transitions in concrete bowls or on waves.
WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN INSPIRATIONS?
Almost everything I see, watch, read and listen to during my day – from the newest paintings from our 3 year old daughter Maya to a solid music mix that gets you pumped.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PAIR OF VANS?
My first pair of Vans were classic black ones (Authentic), bought in 1989 on my first trip to USA after fancying them since the first day I started riding BMX/ Skateboard in the early 80’s
WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE REACTIONS TO YOUR WORK?
Most of the time people like what a I do - which is a nice motivator to keep me going, too :) .
IF YOU COULD DO A COLLABORATIVE PIECE WITH ANY ARTIST, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE?
There is no need for this as I already have a great collab project going on with my fellow artist friend Patrick Hartl - "Layer Cake". He is my graffiti buddy since the early 90’s and one of the Calligraffiti ambassadors. I really enjoy working with him as a team, because it’s inspiring and hence has brought our works to a new level. Please check: http://layercake.org https://www.instagram.com/layercakebomb
WHAT ARE SOME FAVORITE WORKS YOU’VE CREATED?
I think my most important works are my books “The Art of Rebellion I, II, III, IV” and “The Art of Writing Your Name” because they connected me to a lot of artists from allover the place who became good friends over the years. Which is the most important thing!
WHAT THINGS DO YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR 2017/2018?
I have some shows coming up in Europe and I’m working on a few new book projects. Stay tuned.