Invader – Rubik Shot Red Marilyn


Medium: Diasec-mounted Giclée on aluminium composite panel

Edition: 774

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

Condition: Excellent

Only 1 left in stock


Rubik Shot Red Marilyn is a stunning piece of art that is part of Invader’s ‘Rubik Master Pieces’ series. Invader is known for using Rubik’s Cubes to create three-dimensional sculptures replicating famous works of art. The cubes’ limited palette of six bright colours means that these works of art are transformed into abstract mosaics that can be seen clearly from a distance or through a smartphone camera.

Invader is a pioneering artist responsible for the Rubikcubism movement, revolutionising the art world. Rubik’s Cube, originally just a puzzle, has been elevated to an important element in art creation thanks to the emergence of Rubikcubism. This movement, invented in the early 21st century and named by Invader after Cubism, pays homage to the cube’s role in the art world and its inventor, Ernő Rubik, and Cubism’s founders, Braque and Picasso. Invader’s Rubikcubism is a captivating fusion of pixelation, mosaics, and 3D sculptural and painting techniques.

One of Invader’s most iconic pieces is his version of Andy Warhol’s portrait of Marilyn Monroe from 1967. This artwork has been edited into a series of 100 x 100 cm Diasec-mounted Giclée prints on an aluminium composite panel in collaboration with HENI Editions. In this piece, Marilyn’s face emerges from a pixelated field of red and orange, composed of white and orange squares. Her seductive gaze and smiling lips are immediately recognisable despite the simplistic design.

Rubik Shot Red Marilyn is a stunning creation that deconstructs the glamorous world of celebrity and fame. It utilises glossy finishes and vibrant, luminous colours to break down one of the world’s most iconic figures into simple yet mesmerising blocks of colour arranged in bright, hypnotic patterns.