I’m not sure how long this has been here, but I spotted it on the underpass on Alton Rd and 5th St right when I got off of the MacArthur Causeway yesterday.
2dopebitches.com actually saw some of Space Invader’s work during Art Basel which leads me to believe that this little one I found yesterday may be new- or maybe I just need to look up more often- either way, his work is so dope due to the fact that it’s simple and intricate at the same time.
His work at Art Basel:
About the artist:
Invader (born 1969) is a French street artist who pastes up characters from and inspired by the Space Invaders game, made up of small colored square tiles that form a mosaic. He does this in cities across the world, then documents this as an “Invasion”, with books and maps of where to find each invader
Invader started this project in 1998 with the invasion of Paris – the city where he lives and the most invaded city to date – and then spread the invasion to 31 other cities in France.
London, Cologne, Geneva, Newcastle, Rome , Berlin, Lausanne, Barcelona, Bonn, Ljubljana, Vienna, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Manchester, Darlington are among the 22 other european cities which have been invaded. In the world, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, Bangkok, Tokyo, Katmandu, Varanasi, Melbourne, Perth and even Mombasa are now invaded with his colourful characters in mosaic tiles.
The mosaics depict characters from Space Invaders and other video games from the late 1970s. The images in these games were made with fairly low-resolution graphics, and are therefore suitable for reproduction as mosaics, with tiles representing the pixels. The tiles are difficult to alter and weather-resistant.
Read more about the artist on the Wikipedia page
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