Umbrellas of Hong Kong

Acrylic on paper
21 x 29.7 cm


Invader’s work illustrates the overwhelming effect technology has had on contemporary culture while also critiquing it, using the ancient and traditional technique of mosaics to simulate digital pixels. Referencing the very first video games, the artist began placing mosaics featuring Space Invaders on the streets of Paris in the late 1990s. Joined by Pac Man ghosts and other popular 8-bit characters, the works soon became a familiar sight to encounter in any urban environment. Sightings of the work have spread over the last twenty years on a global scale as the artist continues invading public spaces across five continents.

His work has been exhibited in numerous institutions including Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD) in San Diego, Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) in Brazil, Museé Ingres in France, Museum of Contemporary Art of Daejong (South Korea) and many more.