amsterdam: troublemakers make the world go round

© bart invites / photography: rené mesman

artist laser 3.14 is widely regarded as amsterdam's unofficial iconoclast, capturing sharp observation, zeitgeist and sometimes sheer mockery in striking one liners that can be found on carefully selected surfaces around the city. although the creative still operates outdoors, his name has become so well-known that a shift towards the established gallery scene seemed a logical next step. but this context hasn't exactly changed laser 3.14’s perception as his new solo show at bart invites in the dutch capital demonstrates. presented in collab with the garage, the aptly named troublemakers make the world go round show explores the darker side of success, the sinister side of celebrity and the innate hedonism of human nature. central to the show is an eponymous artwork, a steel shield that acts as a point of dialogue between his works on wood, collage and printed matter that are also presented. a new fluorescent print edition of you wanted fame, now fame wants you in four colourways will be released to mark the show [on through apr 25]. location: bloemgracht 2 [centrum].

© bart invites / photography: rené mesman