Wander the streets of Paris, Tokyo, London or pretty much any other city, and you’ll notice Invader’s tiled homages to the pixellated characters of video games from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Since they starting springing up in 1998, they’ve appeared everywhere from a Bhutanese supermarket to the Hollywood sign, with the aim of bringing art out of the gallery and freeing space invaders from the screen. Collectors can invest in replica street pieces, as well as prints and DIY ‘Invasion kits’.
Did you know?
An app on the Invader website allows super-fans to compete with other players to spot his street mosaics around the world.
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Sotheby's New York, 'TK_119', 2019
Invader: Prints on Paper, Tivoli Mansion: International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana, SI, 2021
Into the White Cube, Over the Influence, Los Angeles, USA, 2018
Roma 2010 & Other Curiosities, Wunderkammern, Rome, IT, 2010
Low Fidelity, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK, 2009
6th Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale, Lyon, FR, 2001