The past year has been a stellar journey for Invader, the enigmatic French artist renowned for his pixelated mosaic street art. With two shows in Paris and a significant print drop in collaboration with HENI, Invader continues to captivate the art world with his use of nostalgia and innovation.
In the heart of Paris, Over The Influence hosted 4000 - marking Invader's first solo show in a Parisian gallery since 2011. Featuring 40 Aliases connected to global space invasions, each replicating in situ mosaics, the exhibit provides a virtual ownership experience. Notably, it unveiled the 4,000th Alias and coincided with the release of a catalog raisonné, offering a profound glimpse into Invader's artistic evolution over two decades.
Fast forward to September 2023 and Invader took centre stage in Los Angeles with ‘Camouflages & Devils Tower’. This exhibition introduced a collection of Invader's iconic mosaics alongside his experimental Rubik’s Cube creations. Since his debut in 1998, Invader's guerrilla-style 'invasions' challenge artistic norms, using ceramic tiles to craft pixelated characters and pop culture symbols. The ‘’Rubikcubism’ project showcases his ability to redefine iconic objects as artistic mediums, creating artworks that are both paintings and sculptures using Rubik's cubes.
In collaboration with HENI, Invader releases four prints from his acclaimed Rubik’s Cube series. Composed of Diasec-mounted giclée on aluminium composite panes, these prints demonstrated Invader's expansion into new media while staying true to his street art roots.
Invader's creative orbit returns to Paris with ‘Invader Space Station’ from February 17th to May 5th, 2024. This immersive journey into Invader’s universe features hundreds of works across various mediums, inviting visitors to explore cosmic scenography designed by the artist. The exhibition transforms the former office space of the newspaper Libération, offering a 1hr 30min adventure across 5 floors and 3,500m of space. Invader describes it as a "mother ship, a starship," promising an unforgettable experience.
Invader also plans to refresh the 'Red, White and Black Space Invader' installed on the building’s rooftop terrace from a previous invasion back in 2011.
Invader's playful, interactive exhibits have become a trademark of his artistic journey. With over two decades on the scene, he continues to find innovative ways to transform spaces, inviting audiences into his universe. This colossal exhibition in Paris promises to be his largest yet. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience; Paris awaits, and this show won't be touring, making it a must-see.