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Signed Print


Screenprint, 2015
Signed Print Edition of 50
H 55cm x W 55cm

Critical Review

The print is part of Invader’s Hello My Game Is collection which the artist worked on from 2007 to 2017. The name of the collection is a pun on the gaming tag: ‘Hello My Name is …’ Spanning a decade, the collection features a variety of different subjects, all of which employ an 8-bit register that is commonly associated with arcade games. In January 2017, Invader held a solo exhibition at the Musée en Herbe in Paris in which the artist showcased works from the Hello My Game Is collection.

This pixelated texture seen in Explosion has become a staple part of Invader’s visual language. The artist rose to fame in the 1990s when he took to the streets of Paris and adorned the city with Space Invaders, Pac-Man ghosts and other popular 8-bit characters, all taken from his favourite arcade games. Invader did not limit himself to the Parisian streets and his works have been sighted in 35 cities all over the world, from Los Angeles to Kathmandu.