ce n'est pas pour moi. despite early excitement i'm finding it difficult spending the small amount I had put aside for December releases - waffles are a nice little gimmick but laughably overpriced, the wood-cuts do nothing for me although I appreciate trying something new etc.. Don't like the new Bast either and i've loved everything else he's done this year. Unless Banksy happens and I get extremely lucky, looks like I'm waiting for the MauMau Haring and settling for a Faile poster =]
The Edvard Munch 'The Scream' is one of my all time favourite images... but it is its dramatic colour as much as anything else that sets it apart.. while I applaud Invader for pushing the boat out and trying something new I don't think his invader images replace or invoke the burning red skyscape of the original that encapsulates the anguish and torment of the central character of the painting......
If anyone had made their bed years ago it was Invader. He limited himself by choosing the Rubik's Cube as his medium and there was only so far he could take it. At least artists that use other mediums can change subject matter and still stay fresh because they're not working with a limited palate.
I'm wondering if he does start to diverge from the Rubik's Cube will the change be too drastic for him to survive? IMO he's stuck w/ the Rubik's Cube...as this is a pretty big miss.
I love the tile pieces and hope he never changes. It's so rewarding to find an Invader in the street and this is what his art is about to me.
A friend of mine who knows Mr Invader and his team quite well told me that when they put the new Invader in Rathbone Place W1 near Post Office (see below), they actually got caught by the builder's owner but when he found out it was Invader he told them "Go on, I haven't seen anything"... apparently he then even provided them with some filler to fix it... ;-)