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Signed Print Edition of 100
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Albino is a signed screen print in colours produced by the ground-breaking French street artist Invader in 2005. Coming in an edition size of 100 the print shows a grid of colourful squares arranged meticulously and with geometric precision. The print is inspired by the combination puzzle, the Rubik's Cube created by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik in 1974.
Albino is part of Invaders Rubikcubism collection which is composed of a variety of prints all of which are inspired by the Rubik's Cube. Invader frequently takes artistic inspiration from popular games and the artist is arguably best-known for his ‘Space Invader Project’ which is based on the arcade game, Space Invaders, made by the Japanese game manufacturer, Taito, in 1978.
Albino captures Invader’s obsession with pixelation and mosaics and his creativity working with a restricted colour palette of only six colours. As well as producing prints like Albino which feature grids of squares, Invader has also used Rubik’s Cubes to make intricate portraits of famous film characters such as Jack Torrance from Stanley Kubrick’s iconic horror film, The Shining. Invader’s portraits showcase the artist’s incredible precision and desire to experiment with mosaics.