So apparently, after a widely publicized takeover of Jonathan LeVine’s booth at Miami Art Basel, French artist Invader took to the streets of native Paris for the latest installment of his tiled work. Invader,who has been on the art scene since 2010 is starting to rise in popularity around the world, especially after his tiled impression of David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng’s animated Pink Panther.
Invader (born 1969) is a French urban artist who pastes up characters from and inspired by the 1978 arcade game Space Invaders game, made up of small colored square mosaic tiles that form a space invader character mural. He does this in cities across the world, then documents this as an “Invasion”, with books and maps of where to find each invader.
Invader is perhaps the one responsible for the most recognizable street art stunt of the last decade. In a planet-wide war of attrition, the pixilated expansionist aliens from Space Invaders stalked the Earth once more, appearing everywhere from on the ‘Hollywood’ letters to Jacques Chirac’s lapel.