Laser 3.14 is an artist, cartoonist and poet, but is mostly known for his unique style of streetart/graffiti in the streets of Amsterdam, London and other European cities. Short poems like: 'Today I hired a detective to track me down', 'Binary code be my name' or 'He cut out both his eyes so he could finally see' are his trademark next to his tag. For Laser 3.14 the city is his canvas. His poetry appears on ‘temporary’ materials, like fences, containers, port cabins and scaffolding. Laser 3.14 is also known for his gallery artwork. He has had multiple expositions in galleries in Amsterdam and London.
Laser's artwork, just like his poems on the street, is cerebral. He is asking the city dweller questions about living in the urban area. He lets his cartoon style clash with the expressionistic painters touch, words dripping from canvas and wall. His words search for the comical and the quizzical: Who are you, who am I, who are we who live in this world of concrete and brick, artifice and glass. One of the most intriguing aspects of Laser's art is his interest in everyday life, a need to wake up the commuter and the housewife alike and show them that everything grows and not all graffiti are senseless ego, not all that seems dirty is dirt.
The short poems that one can find disseminated through the cities, produce a double effect: on one hand they frame and enrich in a poetic sense anonymous points of the city. On the other, they capture the attention of random passer-by's, stimulating a reflection that hardly could take place along those crowded and chaotic streets. In other words, the obsessive rhythm of the citizen is being transformed into a dreamy and reflective dimension.
The exhibition 'Can I please finish my sentence for…' started on the 20th of March and has been, because of the great interest, extended until the 15th of May 2010.
In April 2011 Radar organised the second exhibition of the artist under the title: 'This Cold Metal Future'.
In Laser 3.14’s work written on the streets in the last 10 years one can see both admiration and at the same time a subtle criticism towards our futuristic world dominated by technology. Everything that surrounds us today is ruled by the binary code as rightly mentioned by Laser 3.14. That on one hand gives us unseen possibilities of communication, while on the other it exposes us to an incredible amount of information and a constant control of every aspect of our lives. We are becoming “Slaves Of The Digital Overflow” to quote the artist.