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.
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.
photographies © Charles Pétillon | via yellowtrace