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Home Earth

Home Earth
Signed Print

Invader

Screenprint, 2010
Signed Print Edition of 50
H 30cm x W 42cm

Critical Review

Home Earth, a limited edition signed screenprint by French street artist Invader was released in 2010 in an edition of 50. The image depicts a pixelated character drawn from a retro video game, undoubtedly inspired by the video games the artist grew up playing in the 70s and 80s. This character is one of Invader’s iconic Space Invaders, here rendered in silver pixels with two red pixels as eyes. One row of green pixels at the bottom depicts grass, whilst blue tiles depict the sky in a very retro-nintendo fashion. Indeed, Invader’s inspiration is drawn directly from the retro video game Space Invaders, also the source of the artist’s pseudonym that conceals his true identity.

Typically, Invader utilises public spaces as his canvas. Yet, through this limited edition screenprint, Invader turns his art, usually publically installed onto walls and buildings, into a commodity one can display in one's home. Invader’s unique brand of graffiti is transformed into fine art and his chunky, retro graphics now invade one’s home, rather than the streets.