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Hong Kong Embraces Beauty of Pixelated Nostalgia

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | May 21, 2015

Hong Kong Embraces Beauty of Pixelated Nostalgia

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Hong Kong was far more pixelated than it had been previously recently.

CNN reports on an art exhibition entitled “Wipe Out,” which embraced the work of an anonymous street artist who was previously taken to task for placing work all around the city.  

The exhibit just wrapped up on May 17 at PMQ in Sheung Wan in Hong Kong, and it featured various pieces from the mysteriously named Invader.

This is the same French artist who plastered various city walls and overhangs with 1980s video game nostalgia, something that was well covered by media at the time:

Normally having your city overrun by pixilated vermin, however problematic that may sound, would be a welcomed change of scenery.

We would love to walk out the door and see a Tetris mural, a Mario side-scroll landscape or millions other possibilities.

It would be like a far more serene version of the upcoming Adam Sandler movie “Pixels”:

After ridding the city of the street art, Invader was welcomed back with a show taking place throughout May, which is chronicled in various images on CNN and on Twitter:

CNN reports the recent exhibition was a little old and a little new, with everything embracing the classic. Some pieces that were taken down previously were recreated and some were fresh new works from the unnamed French artist.

While behind the shroud of anonymity, CNN managed some words via email. Invader offered on the impetus behind the exhibit: “I want the Hong Kong public to be able to see the works in person, up-close in detail and engage with them on a very different level.”

Invader continues: “It is a way to show what Hong Kong has lost and to keep a memory of these works.”

CNN’s Tammy Kwan maintains that some installations “also returned to the streets,” so perhaps a future trip will afford a glimpse of these purely awesome creations.

Whether a bunch of Space Invaders or some pixelated kung-fu master, it will be a welcomed sight. 

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