This ceramic mosaic from 2018 is a limited edition of 300 from Invader‘s Invasion Kits series. The rectangular mosaic is composed of 108 small ceramic tiles and represents one of Invader’s iconic Space Invader characters, through which the French artist has reached world fame. Standing on the right of the composition and laying against a striped red and white background, a Space Invader seems to be looking directly at the viewer.
This Invasion Kit was released in 2018 in conjunction with Invader’s largest solo exhibition in North America, Into the White Cube. Held at Over the Influence, a Los Angeles based gallery, the exhibition offered the largest retrospective on Invader’s works, and was the first exhibition of the artist in the US since 2005. In addition to renowned works like his Rubikcubes, Invader also released an entirely new series of artworks and renditions of Space Invaders, which he made available through his prints and through his Invasion Kits.
This Invasion Kit thus constitutes a testament to a pivotal moment in the artist’s career and attests to his ongoing engagement with the artistic scenery of North America and its commercial galleries and museums.