Invader is known for his small mosaics depicting 8-bit figures from the arcade game Space Invaders which he surreptitiously places in urban environments around the world. Here the artist evokes an element of another old school favorite, the Rubik’s Cube. The classic colors of the toy merge seamlessly with Invader’s playful grid and nostalgic aesthetic.

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Pictures on Walls, London
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Invader (French, b. 1969) is the pseudonym of a street artist best known for his intricate tile mosaics depicting images drawn from popular culture, namely 8-bit video games. Invader’s works have appeared worldwide, in cities as diverse as Paris, Mombasa, Bangkok, and Miami, with public commissions appearing in major cities in Japan, South Korea, and the United States, as well as other countries. In recent years, Invader has begun to create works using Rubik’s Cubes, which he manipulates and molds into colorful, mosaic-like works, in addition to prints, posters, and preassembled “Invasion Kits.”

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Rubik Space, 2005
Lot Number 20
Screenprint on paper
35.433 x 27.559 in (90 x 70 cm)
Edition of 100
Signed, numbered, and dated on recto

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Rubik Space
  • Dimensions
    35.433 x 27.559 in (90 x 70 cm)