Whether you consider him a genius, an innovator or a public nuisance and a vandal, Space Invader is most certainly a powerful force in modern street art. His style involves a heavy use of mosaics, humor and piece-by-piece deconstruction of traditional art styles. At times, Invader finds himself at odds with the world of contemporary art, and throughout his prolific career he has clashed with police, museums and even other street artists.
Invader keeps his identity a secret for legal reasons, pixellating his face in videos and photographs. However, we can get a great sense of his ethics, artistic goals and personality through his works. We also know that Invader is 43 years old, a French citizen, and a cousin of Mr. Brainwash
In 2000, Space Invader began showing his works in galleries such as the Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris, the MAMA Gallery in Rotterdam, and most recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.
While I was in Amsterdam I’ve spotted some of his street art pieces: