Over The Influence Gallery is proud to present 4000, Invader’s first official solo show in a Parisian gallery since 2011. This exhibition follows 11 years of the French artist exhibiting his work in museums and international galleries.
This major exhibition brings together 40 Aliases created in reference to 40 space invaders installed worldwide. The artist has selected each one based on the importance of its role in the “global invasion” he began two decades ago. Each alias is the unique identical replica of an in situ mosaic, allowing you to become its virtual owner.
This is a milestone exhibition in two ways: it features the Alias of the 4,000th space invader, and it revolves around the publication of the catalog raisonné of his extensive work.
“More than just a simple artistic practice, my Space Invaders project has been a huge part of my life for over twenty years; some might even call it a lifestyle. Each invasion of a city has been a completely immersive experience… a geographical and cultural change of scenery, a unique journey through a terra incognita yet to be conquered” — Invader
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 skilfully 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.