Charles Pétillon is a French photographer whose photographs of his iconic Invasions series represent different areas invaded by a cluster of inflatable white balloons, which appear like clouds, in a poetic staging. Charles captures arranged configurations of balloons in a variety of environments trapping the illuminated organic shapes momentarily in his photographs.
Ten enormous balloons, interconnected and canvassed in the latest Sunbrella fabrics, unfilled Milan’s super studio space. The intervention has also been presented alongside a photographic series, where pétillon placed the balloon bundle in unexpected indoor and outdoor areas. Each balloon has its own dimensions and yet is part of a giant, but a fragile composition that creates a floating cloud above the energy of the market below,” explained Pétillon about his 2015 installation. “This fragility is represented by contrasting materials and also the whiteness of the balloons that move and pulse appearing as alive and vibrant as the area itself.”