Invader – Rubik Country Life


Medium: Diasec-mounted Giclée on aluminium composite panel

Edition: 431

Size: 100 x 100 cm | 39.4 x 39.4 in.

Weight: approx. 13,5kg

Description: Hand signed and numbered by Invader on the label attached to the reverse

Year: 2023

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Rubik Country Life is a striking piece from Invader’s collection of three-dimensional sculptures that reinterpret characters and symbols from popular culture into his own artistic style.

In the ‘Rubik Low Fidelity’ series, Rubik Country Life draws inspiration from music, a significant source of Invader’s creativity. In this series, he chose iconic album covers, adapting the high-fidelity sound of LPs to the ‘low fidelity’ pixelated images created through his unique ‘Rubikcubism’ process. The result is highly stylised imagery created through his medium of choice, the Rubik’s Cube.

This print, a 100 x 100 cm Diasec-mounted Giclée print on an aluminium composite panel, is a collaboration between Invader and HENI Editions.

It is based on the 2009 artwork ‘Rubik Country Life,’ which was a reinterpretation of the controversial cover art of Roxy Music’s ‘Country Life’ album from 1974. While the album was well received, the cover art was considered controversial for its semi-nude models captured in suggestive poses.

Invader appropriated this problematic image and reworked it through his subversive method. In this print, the models’ bodies and poses are immediately recognisable, yet their eroticism is made less conspicuous through the process of abstraction. The models’ alluring facial expressions are concealed, with their bodies coalescing through glossy squares of white and orange. Like in many of Invader’s more complex creations, the complete picture can only be seen at a distance or through the additional barrier of a smartphone camera.