Known for his ceramic tile mosaics designed based on pixelated art from the 80s, Invader is a French artist who's been taking over the urban scene for quite some time. He first began working in the late 1990s when he would cover the streets of Paris with Space Invaders from the 1978 Atari game.
From there, he became well known for his 8-bit characters, seen in the outstanding placement on the "D" of the Hollywood sign to all around the streets of Paris in "open-exhibit-to-all" fashion.
The International Centre of Graphic Arts – MGLC Ljubljana, the world's oldest existing biennial exhibition of contemporary graphic arts, is currently hosting a solo exhibition of Invader's work called "Prints on Paper." The show has been available to the public since December 22, 2020, and will only remain open until August 15, 2021. The exhibit features more than 100 prints from the artist, from pixelated Pac-man ghosts to highly detailed pixel portraits to plants created in the same tile style.
In other exciting news, Invader also self-published Catalogue Raisonne 2001-2020 in conjunction with the exhibit that initially sold out within a few hours but has recently been reprinted. While finding Invader's work throughout the streets of New York or Paris sounds thrilling, sometimes it's nice to be able to appreciate an artist's work up close and all together.