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Invasion of street art in Paris!

July 20, 2011
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A visit of Paris will undoubtedly lead you to come across weird forms adorning walls here and there at street corners. They may remind you of the video games you played in the 70s : Space Invaders. These pieces of art are the work of French artist Invader who wishes to remain incognito and who travels all around the world to paste up his art on major cities walls. The invaders are forms of pixel art made of colored tiles forming a mosaic. Most of them represent video game characters but the artist has diversified his art and you can now also admire vases, skulls… He started this project in 1998 in Paris. Nowaday, there are nearly one thousand of them in Paris and more than 50 cities have been invaded. A city is considered totally invaded when the designs located on a map form… an invader. He was recently featured in the Banksy movie “ Exit through the gift shop“ . He has also staged some major exhibitions in Paris, Melbourne, Los Angeles or New York but the best way to admire his work is a stroll through the streets of Paris!

More information on www.space-invaders.com

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2011 8:18 pm

    I have photographed quite a few, but knowing there is a thousand I better keep looking. Watched the Banksy movie on my way home on the plane, so finally found out they were related. Thanks for the website link, Roz

  2. July 24, 2011 5:17 pm

    In fact, they’re almost everywhere, it has become a game to look for them! I really liked the Banksy movie.

  3. July 25, 2011 8:04 pm

    Every time I come across one–which is nearly every day I take a photo. A friend of mine who has lived here 7 years had no idea they were even here until we were walking a few weeks ago and I showed her. She was astonished!

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