Invader
Space Waffle, 2011
About the Artist
Overview
French, b. 1969, based in Paris, France
Biography

“Going into a city with tiles and cement and invading it,” says anonymous French street artist Invader of his craft. “This is the most addictive game I have ever played.” Invader began his signature practice in the late 1990s, plastering mosaic Space Invaders, a character from a 1978 Atari game, on the streets of Paris. Joined by Pac-Man ghosts and other popular 8-bit characters, the works soon became a familiar sight in cities around the world, from Los Angeles to Kathmandu. “Each time I put a new piece in the street, it is like a memorable exhibit,” he says. Invader’s signature use of mosaic tiles is a reference to the ubiquitous pixels of digital imaging and information.

Solo Shows on Artsy
2015
Wipe Out, Hong Kong Contemporary Art
Group Shows on Artsy
Fair History on Artsy
2016
Over the Influence at Art16, Over the Influence