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Rubik Cubism

Posted By Josh Dillon
07.04.2009

Invader, an anonymous french street artist, has been planting these little pieces of culture in public places for years. The above video shows how one man, armed with only his love of pixels and pop culture, has created masterpiece works from an everyday kid’s toy.

Invader is infamous world wide as a street artist, which essentially means that his real identity is kept under wraps. His work has been seen in hundreds of locations world wide, with locations being added daily. While not as well known in the states as the likes of Shepard Fairey, his work is none-the-less brilliant in both it’s design, as well as it’s execution. If nothing else, marvel at the fact that this may be one of the world’s master Rubic’s Cube wizards.

When I lived in L.A. I kept running across a number of his street art installations in the most random of places. (Which, incidentally, is how they are best viewed.) I wasn’t in the know at the time, but this idea did have an impact on my view of what art really could be. After doing a little “street research” I finally tracked down what was going on and have been a fan for years now.

While the above video incorrectly attributes the phrase “Rubik Cubism” to have originated with Invader in his work, it is still staggering to sit back and watch as the cover art unfolds. The time lapse approach is used brilliantly, with layers of meaning both in the music, as well as the content choice for these two pieces.

You can see more street art and indoor installations at his site: Space Invaders.

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