September 23, 2023 / November 19, 2023

Camouflages & Devils Tower


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Featured Art

Over the Influence is thrilled to announce Camouflages & Devils Tower, an exhibition of new works from the internationally renowned French artist known as Invader.

The exhibition will feature a new body of work including the artist’s iconic mosaics alongside a presentation of Rubik’s Cube works. Marking Invader’s first solo show in Los Angeles since 2021, Camouflages & Devils Tower will open on September 23, 2023, and remain on view through November 19, 2023.

Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential contemporary artists of his generation, Invader has consistently challenged convention. Bursting into the scene in 1998, he quickly gained popularity worldwide for his ‘invasions’ that use guerilla tactics to place pixelated video game characters and pop culture archetypes composed of square ceramic tiles in highly visible yet just-out-of-reach spaces. Invader often uses ceramic tiles as physical representations of computer pixels, bringing a tangible materiality to the virtual form. Each of Invader’s idiosyncratic mosaics is one of many fragments that make up a sprawling, monumental, long-term, and global installation. Conceptualized to exist beyond the gallery, Invader’s work sparks a dialogue within the city and its inhabitants. In 2005, the artist started a new project called “Rubikcubism” which uses Rubik’s Cubes to compose astonishing pieces of art; he explains, “What interests me in Rubikcubism is the possibility of revisiting an iconic and ludo-scientific object and turning it into an artistic medium.”


B. 1969, Paris, France
Lives and Works on Earth

Invader is one of the most enigmatic and radical artists of our time. He has been “invading” cities around the world since 1998 by skillfully placing his mosaic pieces in the most incongruous of places. By drawing attention to the increasing role of technology in our daily lives, Invader encourages the public to reflect on the implications of this digital invasion. Invader’s creative dexterity knows no boundaries, with the artist having sent his work into outer space as well as having anchored it to the bottom of Cancun Bay. Whether he’s embellishing the Hollywood sign, invading the Louvre, designing the most innovative pair of trainers or using the Rubik’s Cube as an artistic medium, Invader has left an undeniable mark both on the world’s landscapes and on contemporary art.

Invader has been exhibited at MIMA Museum, Brussels, Belgium; Musée en Herbe, Paris, France; HOCA Foundation, Hong Kong; MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria; MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA; Daejeon Museum of Arts, Daejon, South Korea; Musée Ingres et Musée du Louvre, Montauban, France; Borusan Center for Culture and Arts, Istanbul, Turkey; Mjelby Konstgard Museum, Halmstad, Sweden; and the Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, France.