Invader’s work is made from conventional, individual tiles whose simplicity and uniformity belies the intangible mass of history, knowledge, and experience with which these mosaics are imbued. The artist’s practice is intimately associated with both graffiti and video games, which have proven to be two of the most dominant and enduring strands of youth culture over the last half-century. Out on the streets, graffiti has had a bigger impact than almost any other art movement in history;1 while indoors, gamers have clocked up billions of plays on […]
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It looks like while he was in town for the BEYOND THE STREETS exhibition (covered), Invader added to his prolific body of work on the streets of Los Angeles that stretches back over a decade. For what he calls the 9th wave of invasion of the LA, the French artist got up 29 new mosaics throughout the city including a sweet piece featuring The Dude placed perfectly outside a building that has a bowling alley. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Invader here.
On May 6th, BEYOND THE STREETS will open its doors in Los Angeles (1667 N Main St), an immersive survey of graffiti and street art, the likes of which haven’t been seen since Art in the Streets (covered) in 2011. This is not surprisingly seeing as Roger Gastman was an associate curator of that show back then at the MOCA, and will be the main curator of this new exhibition. Working with a roster of over 100+ artists, 40,000+ sq. ft. of industrial indoor and outdoor space has been converted […]
Traveling recently to Bhutan, Invader continued his usual practice of getting up with his signature tiled mosaic pieces in the streets. While the French street artist leaving his mark in the Buddhist Kingdom seemed to be well-received by the the locals that he encountered, his choice of placement was not without controversy. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Invader here.
Invader recently completed his 7th “invasion” wave of Hong Kong with the placement of 32 of his signature tile-based work in and around Habour City (known for their support of artists). Situated next to the stunning views of Victoria Harbor and looking across to the iconic skyline of Hong Kong Island, the largest shopping and dining destination in HK is now even more a must-visit with the announcement that they would preserve all the space invaders that the French street artist has installed on their walls. Take […]
With the beginning of August upon us, It’s time to take a look back at some murals that caught our eye last month in this edition of Streets World Roundup, mostly painted in July. First up is this amazing makeover of a 19th century castle in the Loire Valley of central France by Okuda featuring his colorful and prismatic style (photo edited from ChopemDown Films). Entitled Skull in the Mirror, this project (part of the recent Label Valette Festival) by the Spanish artist is not the first time […]
Invader’s new exhibition entitled Hello My Game Is… opened this week at Le Musée en Herbe in Paris (previewed). During the nascent days of the computer age, the group of hackers at MIT who went on to create the first video game devised the Theory of Computer Toys. The doctrine stated that video games should satisfy a tripartite criteria; they should push the computer’s capabilities to its limits, each run should be different and the game should be interactive. The last of these principles runs through […]
Next month, Invader takes over Le Musée en Herbe in Paris for an exhibition entitled Hello, My Game Is… Over 100 new works will be on show, forming part of the museum’s ongoing program to bring art to all generations with a particular emphasis on the young. The title refers to the name stickers, which are popular with graffiti artists and support-group coordinators alike. The twist on the name emphasizes the playfulness of the work and the exhibition’s aim to actively encourage people to interact with the […]
Our friends over at VNA magazine are celebrating their 10 year anniversary with issue #34 of their quality publication featuring the original queen of graffiti and street art documentation, the legendary Martha Cooper, as a cover artist, and with an in depth interview covering her entire career to date. This issue once also again brings us up and close with the French street art legend that is Invader, this time describing some of the most important points in his artistic history for their Diggin in the Crates feature. Speaking of legends, the […]
Last week, Invader started his first wave of public art in the city of Toulouse with some of his iconic tile-based works. Choosing an appropriate color for his video game-based characters, the French artist glued up ten different pieces in the “Pink City,” known for the pinkish terracotta bricks used in its architecture. Toulouse is the 66th city to be “invaded” by the street artist – you can see more in the photos below… Discuss Invader here.