Mosaico E Muratura Roma (red) is a signed vinyl artwork made by the critically acclaimed French street artist Invader. Coming in an edition of 30 the artwork has a round Invader emboss with an alien in the middle and ‘Made in space by Invader’ written in the circle. The red and white composition also features one of Invader’s alien characters. Aliens have become a signature element of the artist’s visual language and were inspired by the popular arcade game, Space Invaders, which was created by Taito in 1978.
The artwork captures Invader’s sense of humour which shines through in many of his pieces as it parodies the stickers that are found all over the Italian capital city, Rome, offering various niche services. In this artwork, Invader is comically offering his mosaic (mosaico) and masonry (muratura) services. The print is imbued with irony because Invader is actually a renowned artist who rose to fame with his mosaic aliens which he installed in cities all over the world.
Mosaico E Muratura Roma (red) can be seen alongside Invasion Di Roma (2010), an offset lithograph in colours in which Invader details where in Rome his mosaic aliens can be found.