Space Invader – The world has been invaded!!!

Mixing traditional mosaics with Atari pixels, Space Invader, or simply Invader, www.space-invaders.com, created characters  inspired by the game that, since 1998, have been literally invaded the walls of Paris and the globe. As a joke, Invader does not reveal his real name and identity.

He defends the idea that there is too much advertisement on the streets and his art should be a reason to misguide the focus that the public keeps on consumerism. So, he believes that his art can contribute positively for the population.

Having the chance to appreciate his almost ubiquitous presence in the city (between 2000 and 3000 Invaders around the world), at first, gave me this George Orwell’s Big Brother feeling of being observed. Suddenly we understand that turning our sights to art, instead of billboards, gives a real meaning to the protest that those pieces purpose. Eyes opened by invaders that came from space to change our minds!!!

Pictures by Maria Fernanda

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