Invader is the pseudonym of a french urban artist, born in 1969, whose work is modeled on the crude pixelation of 1970’s-1980’s 8-bit video games.

He took his name from the 1878 arcade game space invaders, and much of his work is composed of square ceramic tiles inspired by video game characters. although he prefers to remain incognito and guards his identity carefully, his distinctive creations can be seen in many highly visible locations in more than 65 cities in 33 countries.

In addition to working with tiles, Invader is one of the leading proponents in indoor mosaics created using stacks of rubies cubes in a style he refers to as “rubikcubism” He is also known for his QR code mosaic works.