Once again, the one and only Mr Space Invader unveiled a series of brand new urban invasions on the streets of his hometown, Paris in France!
For Space Invader, the liberation of art goes beyond the confines of gallery walls. Taking a step further, he brings the video game Space Invaders into our physical world, materialises the 8-bit pixelated alien character into ceramic tiles, and then glues them onto the wall. He started putting up mosaic invaders on walls around Paris in the 90s, and since then his portfolio has expanded to include more elaborate tiles-based designs of popular characters such as Pink Panther, Popeye and Spiderman.
Invader calls each ‘operation’ an invasion, and so far he has invaded over 60 cities in 30 countries with more than 3,000 works spanning five continents. From São Paulo to Mombasa, from Visby to Tokyo, Invader reclaims public walls in densely populated urban areas while keeping score of each successful invasion and documenting them carefully.