Invader’s Latest Milestone: 1500th Space Invasion on Centre Pompidou Building, Paris

Invader, the French urban artist, has recently achieved a remarkable milestone by installing his 1500th Space Invader mosaic in Paris. This installation is part of his latest show, “Invader Space Station,” a one-of-a-kind and interactive exhibition that takes visitors on a journey through Invader’s universe. The exhibition features various installations, such as mosaics, sculptures, and interactive displays, inviting viewers to explore the artist’s creative process and gain insight into his artistic vision.

Invader’s PA_1500 installed on the Centre Pompidou building. Image Copyright Invader

The 1500th Space Invader installation, #PA_1500, was placed on the iconic Centre Pompidou building, a renowned cultural institution that houses a vast collection of modern and contemporary art. The mosaic features a pixelated alien character, which has become a signature element of Space Invader’s work. The Centre Pompidou is a distinctive building known for its striking architecture and vibrant exterior, with a strong presence of colour that outlines its structure according to a colour code devised by the architects.

Invader’s PA_1500 installed on the Centre Pompidou building. Image Copyright Invader

Nestled in the heart of Paris, the Centre Pompidou building is a glass and metal structure bathed in light, resembling a heart fed by monumental arteries in bright primary colours. It was envisioned by its two architects, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, as a genuinely living organism and built in one of the capital’s oldest districts, the Beaubourg plateau.

The architects of the Centre Pompidou devised a colour code to outline the building’s structure and enliven its facades with four bold colours: blue for air flows (air-conditioning), yellow for electricity, green for water circuits, and red for pedestrian flow (escalators and lifts). The installation by Invader adorns the exterior of the buildings and is placed on the blue air conditioning.

Invader’s PA_1500 installed on the Centre Pompidou building. Image Copyright Invader

PA_1500 is a perfect complement to the Centre Pompidou’s innovative and avant-garde nature. Additionally, visitors to Invader’s “Invader Space Station” exhibition can view this installation through a telescope on level nine.

Invader is recognised for creating mosaic installations featuring classic 8-bit arcade game characters. His masterpieces can be found in cities across the globe, including Tokyo, London, New York City, and Paris. The latest installation, PA_1500, is a striking addition to the already impressive collection of Invader works in Paris, and it serves as a reminder of the artist’s impact on the world of urban art as he pushes the boundaries of graffiti.

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