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Charles Pétillon | Invasions of the Balloons

Invasions de Ballons/Invasion of the Balloons by Paris-based photographer and installation artist Charles Pétillon.
‘CO2′ © Charles Pétillon. “This image is a metaphor for the infinity of the individual, and the collective, daily scars we leave on the world.”

Bevies Of Balloons Alter The View On Everyday Reality

There are a couple of universal rules when it comes to work with installations as an art. A huge amount of familiar objects or material placed in an unusual context will come surprising and impressive. It is immense helpful to tie the work to some big terms like climate change, genetic research or gentrification. Finally, you never go wrong with working with balloons. Everybody loves balloons, it’s a childhood thing, written into our collective memory.

Invasions de Ballons/Invasion of the Balloons by Paris-based photographer and installation artist Charles Pétillon.
‘Mutation 2′ © Charles Pétillon. The string of balloons floating within the forest represents an amplification of the molecular structure of DNA. It acts as a symbol of genetic modifications – a metaphor for the stigma left by man in nature.

 

Paris-based photographer and installation artist Charles Pétillon perfectly plays with this vocabulary in his Invasions series. Flocks of white balloons spill out the windows of an abandoned house, crawl from a burnt-out car, occupy a futuristic building or float silently in a forest. The simple, yet charming, concept works out perfectly, altering the perception of familiar surroundings in a clever and whimsical way.

Invasions de Ballons/Invasion of the Balloons by Paris-based photographer and installation artist Charles Pétillon.
‘Invasions’ © Charles Pétillon. This image provides a look at architectural decay — a structure that once symbolised the future is facing obsolescence and disappearance.

 

INVASIONS DE BALLONS from Charles Pétillon

 

Invasions de Ballons/Invasion of the Balloons by Paris-based photographer and installation artist Charles Pétillon.
‘Play Station 2′ © Charles Pétillon
Invasions de Ballons/Invasion of the Balloons by Paris-based photographer and installation artist Charles Pétillon.
‘Souvenirs de Famille’ © Charles Pétillon.

 

photographies  © Charles Pétillon | via yellowtrace

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