Born in 1969 in Paris, France, Invader is an anonymous, yet renowned, street artist known for his distinctive mosaic art installations. His identity is shrouded in mystery as he prefers to keep his real name hidden, but his pixelated art inspired by 1970s-1980s 8-bit video games are instantly recognisable.
Invader's artistic journey began in the late 1990s when he started creating pixelated art inspired by the iconic video game Space Invaders. This marked the birth of his pseudonymous persona, and he quickly became a prominent figure in the street art scene.
Space Invaders Invasion
Invader's signature style involves using small ceramic tiles to recreate pixelated characters from the Space Invaders game, placing them in public spaces.
His installations have appeared on the streets of cities worldwide, turning urban landscapes into a canvas for his retro-inspired art. The invasion of Space Invaders characters became a global phenomenon, creating a sense of nostalgia and curiosity among passersby.
Global Recognition and Impact
Invader's work has gained international recognition, and his installations can be found in major cities, from Paris to Hong Kong. His influence on the street art movement and the way he integrates technology and pop culture into his art have solidified his status as a trailblazer in the genre.
Invader's identity remains a secret, and his work continues to inspire and provoke thought, adding a touch of whimsy to the urban environment while challenging the boundaries of public and private spaces.
Invader artwork at the Artmarket Gallery
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