Space Invaders

750,00

  • Technique Mixed Media
  • Size 50 x 50 cm
  • Edition Unica
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Description

‘Space Invaders’. Without a doubt one of the most iconic computer games of all time. This alien from the Atari game flies over original headlines about space exploration between 1952 and 1979. No prints, just real newspaper articles, in other words! The alien figure itself is applied to the canvas with acrylic paint. The canvas is 5cm thick and measures 50x50cm and comes with certificate of authenticity. On display in our gallery in Amersfoort, but can also be ordered online (insured shipping Netherlands € 12,50) Delivery time 1-3 working days. For foreign orders, please feel free to contact us.

Artist Olav van Lede challenges the common advice to let go of the past. He doubts this is always the best approach, given the many unique and valuable moments the past has to offer, full of learning moments, nostalgia and innovation. In his work, Van Lede focuses on historical documents and subjects, connecting them with vivid icons or objects. He explores various themes, including space travel, war, strategy, culinary traditions and nostalgia. For him, the creative process begins far outside his studio, where he seeks historical sources from collectors, antique dealers and museums. In this way, Olav brings remarkable, moving and sometimes confronting facts and moments from the past back into focus, resulting in artworks that are both beautiful and meaningful.

Born June 28, 1976 in Montreal, Canada, Olav van Lede traveled through Belgium, England and France before landing in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 21st century. There he found shelter in an old studio in the Oud Zuid district, where he lived for many years and developed himself artistically, inspired by such luminaries as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. This period saw the creation of his first works, which soon found their way into various homes and offices.

With his effervescent ideas, Olav then launched his own interior design line, including small furniture, lighting and accessories. All infused with a touch of humor and designed under the motto “a smile in the mind,” under his own label and management. But in early 2022, he again felt the urge to return to his original passion. He again took up a studio and focused entirely on his art.

Since 2022, Olav has received several awards with his innovative, recognizable and original style. His work is now represented by several renowned galleries and is in demand by art lovers worldwide.