New Mosaics of Ravenna is the artist’s 7th Invasion Guide, following the success of Paris, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Miami and Hong Kong. The brand-new Invasion Guide embarks on a journey to the capital of mosaics - Ravenna, a city situated in northern Italy acclaimed for its Paleo-Christian mosaics dating back to the 5th and 6th century. Like he did for all the previous invasion guides, Invader has created unique mosaic artworks for a limited number of copies of New Mosaics of Ravenna. This valuable collector’s series will be showcased from 14th October to 26th October 2017 at Over The Influence.
The newest release of the 25 unique artwork covers will be a celebration of Ravenna’s history and heritage. Featuring Invader’s recent works inspired by the context of Ravenna, the artworks endow historical motifs with new meanings and interpretations. Iconographies of early Byzantine art, his signature Space Invaders, and emblematic figures are rendered in shades of midnight blue, white, and gold, a shimmering reminiscence of the starry nights that adorn the vaults and domes of the city and the glittering colours of delicate embroidery reserved only for the Empress and Emperor, a notable subject matter in Invader’s newest oeuvre. New Mosaics of Ravenna is a significant documentation of Invader’s forward-thinking aesthetic, using retro-futuristic 8-bit digital imagination that concurrently pays respect and tribute to the past.
This exhibition is a timely celebration of Invader’s 3rd Invasion in Hong Kong, where 32 new pieces have been created across the city in September featuring familiar and well-loved motifs such as PAC-MAN, Mermaid, and common emoji. The artist continues to revisit the urban space to generate wonder, transforming daily routines into unique journeys, engaging the public to discover hidden gems crafted by the artist as a tribute to vibrant cities across the world. Over The Influence is proud to represent Invader globally, with a shared mission to promote the diverse urban art landscape and support the dynamic local art scene in Hong Kong.