Invader “4000” Opens in Paris with Exhibition and Mosaic Encyclopedia

Infusing which means into numbers is just one way to identify benchmarks, recognizing that time will take us forward no matter of our intentions. For road artist Room Invader, the act of recording and cataloging his two-ten years House Invaders undertaking “is quite much an ongoing meta-work, frequently growing and reworking.”

Marking that passage of time and his seemingly indefatigable perseverance to it all around the entire world, the artist releases “4000”, his new book – and accompanying exhibition – that celebrates the completion of 4,000 mounted mosaics.

So fully commited he has been to putting in his perform on the avenue considering the fact that commencing at the finish of the previous century, he now states his ‘invasions’ are more than an arranged string of occurrences across the city face of our cities in many continents. “More than just a uncomplicated artistic apply, my Room Invaders undertaking has been a substantial aspect of my everyday living for around 20 a long time,” he states. “Some may even phone it a way of life.”

Invader is delighted to have his initially Parisian solo present since 2011 at Over The Impact Gallery. Opening this earlier weekend, the present operates until eventually January 22, 2023 – and for the reason that of the attractiveness of this enigmatic avenue artist, you are going to have to have to book a ticket to see it.

True followers of his art will want to locate the is effective they are acquainted with in their town, pawing by the internet pages to master its corresponding selection, which Invader has devotedly recorded all through his two decades of invasions. 4,000 mosaics throughout 5 continents is ambitious adequate, but it is astounding to feel that the artist also made meticulous documentation from 1998-2021 – ensuing in what is, in his very own text, “a legitimate encyclopedia.”

Invader. Bilbao, Spain. (photograph © Jaime Rojo)
Invader. Hong Kong. (picture © Jaime Rojo)
Invader. Manhattan, NY. (picture © Jaime Rojo)
Invader. Manhattan, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Invader. Brooklyn, NY. (photograph © Jaime Rojo)
Invader. Brooklyn, NY. (image © Jaime Rojo)
Invader. Brooklyn, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Invader. Manhattan, NY. (photograph © Jaime Rojo)
Invader. Manhattan, NY. (image © Jaime Rojo)
Invader. Manhattan, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Invader. Manhattan, NY. (image © Jaime Rojo)


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