INVADER – Artyou Walls’19

Juni 6, 2019
INVADER – Artyou Walls’19

Artyou Walls‘19
Clarastrasse 46, Basel


Mediated and coordinated by Artstübli Gallery


Invader (French, b. 1969), also known as Space Invader, is an Urban artist originally based in Paris. He affixes mosaic images of characters from the 1970s video game “Space Invaders“ on walls in cities around the world. The mosaics are made using weather-resistant tiles, which represent the pixels used for graphics in early video and computer games. The installation process typically takes at least one week, including the scouting, recording, and mapping of locations. Once a work is completed, Invader records it as an „invasion“ and creates accompanying maps and reference books to indicate the location of each piece. Invader began these urban, outdoor installations in Paris in 1998, and continued to „invade“ 31 other cities in France, followed by an additional 77 cities across Europe. Currently, cities in the United States, Canada, Asia, and Australia are also home to examples of Invader’s work.