Laser 3.14 - Press here for some Counterculture

Posted on March 30, 2016

On March 31, 2016, Vroom & Varossieau will open its doors on their new location in Amsterdam. The gallery specializes in street art and urban contemporary art by internationally celebrated artists as well as emerging talent. Dutch street poet Laser 3.14, known for his sharp, humorous texts, will be the first artist featured with a solo exhibition showing his latest works. In addition, work will be presented by Bansky, D*Face, Keith Haring and KAWS. The next exhibition in May and June will focus on Brazilian street artist Cranio.

Laser 3.14 solo Amsterdam show “Press Here For Some Counterculture” sees the artist playfully embrace the attitude of the anti-establishment while being equally wary of how easily it's coopted, manufactured and mass produced. Central to the show is the presentation of a new body of work that has the artist move beyond the short arresting statements he's known for into longer-form wordplay. In addition, Laser 3.14 has created a new wooden patchwork installation. With each piece operating as a sound byte of the now, the artist asks us to question the conflicting and complimentary statements he makes about our current social, cultural and political lives. 

Laser 3.14 is one of the most visible street artists in Amsterdam. Always combining his pseudonym with an impactful statement or question, he’s been sharing his poetic messages on fences and scaffolding screens at building sites for more than fifteen years, and is celebrated globally for his bold statements about politics, popular culture and everyday life. Alongside street art, Laser 3.14 paints, produces graphic works on paper and creates sculptures. Most recently Laser 3.14’s work has been acquired by the Amsterdam Museum as part of its permanent collection

Date: March 31 - 15 May 2016
Time: 5-9pm
Address: 
Vroom &Varossieau Urban Contemporary Art
Willemsparkweg 134 
1071HR Amsterdam