Invader Aladdin Sane Pinky Embossed screenprint in colours on 300 gsm Somerset Satin paper 2014

Aladdin Sane Invader

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Why is the Aladdin Sane series so important?

Playfully colourful and vivacious, the series of four signed prints ‘Aladdin Sane’ (blue, yellow, pinky and orange) made in 2014 represents Invader’s tribute to popular music through its quotation of the iconic Rock and Pop singer David Bowie.

Having risen to fame in the 1990s, Invader occupies the podium in the Street Art scenery, to the point that Banksy included him in his documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop in 2010. Invader’s best-known pieces are admittedly the coloured tile mosaics ‘Space Invaders’, which are part of a large-scale worldwide project instantly recognisable across the globe. In the project, begun in 1998, Invader quite literally brings to life and into the real world the famous characters of the Taito Japanese video game, who now are part of collective imagery and nostalgically bring the viewer back to the beginnings of digital design and the distinctive space of the arcade. Through his mosaics, which work to physically recreate the digital process of pixelation and virtualisation of the image then glued to the city walls, Invader invades neuralgic points of densely-populated cities. In doing so, he not only stages a fun treasure-hunt for the viewer but also sheds light on the new forms of visibility and modes of visualising images that have emerged in response to the digital era.

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