Invader: The Mosaic Street Artist

The definition of street art is ‘unofficial and independent visual art created in public locations for public visibility’. Street art is widely regarded as guerrilla, perhaps most notoriously embodied by the elusive ‘Banksy’ whose controversial work seems to sporadically appear overnight in inner city areas. One other such exponent is the famous French urban artist who goes by the name ‘Invader’. He is known for his ceramic tile mosaics modelled on the pixelated art of 1970s–1980s 8-bit video games, many of which depict the titular aliens from the arcade game ‘Space Invaders’. Invader has openly stated that he sees himself as a "hacker" of public space spreading a mosaic "virus” in an environment that is accessible to anybody from any walk of life.

Invader's repertoire of subjects is not limited to just Space Invader pixelated figures. His work also includes Star Wars character

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