Hometown: Paris
Years active: 1998 - Present

Since beginning, his invasions of tile-mosaic pieces 15 years ago, Invader has been on a non-stop campaign of getting up. The obvious influence Invader has had has been on the countless imitators who have put up similar mosaics. What is less obvious is how he has inspired artists to consider placement when they are installing street art. Invader has a knack for finding interesting places to put his work, and artists have learned from him that that kind of careful placement can make or break a piece. He tends to go either very high, so that his tiles are above all the other street art and graffiti as well as highly visible and long-lasting, or very low, so that it's a surprise when you find a little Invader at your feet.