Igloo 2 (Large), 2013

Igloo 2 (Large), 2013
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 145 cm
Souvenirs de famille (Large), 2011

Souvenirs de famille (Large), 2011
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 146 cm
Igloo 1 (Large), 2011

Igloo 1 (Large), 2011
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 146 cm
Superpositions (Large), 2013

Superpositions (Large), 2013
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 145 cm
Playstation 2 (Large), 2013

Playstation 2 (Large), 2013
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 146 cm
Conversations (Large), 2013

Conversations (Large), 2013
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 146 cm
Cloud Computing (Large), 2013

Cloud Computing (Large), 2013
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 146 cm
Folklore (Large), 2011

Folklore (Large), 2011
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 151 cm
Outrances (Large), 2014

Outrances (Large), 2014
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 162 cm
Land Art (Large), 2011

Land Art (Large), 2011
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 148 cm
Anarchitecture (Large), 2014

Anarchitecture (Large), 2014
Invasions
Pigment print
111 x 146 cm
Ribambelle 3 (Large), 2014

Ribambelle 3 (Large), 2014
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 156 cm
Ribambelle 4 (Large), 2014

Ribambelle 4 (Large), 2014
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 146 cm
Ribambelle 5 (Large), 2015

Ribambelle 5 (Large), 2015
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 148 cm
Mutation 1 (Large), 2014

Mutation 1 (Large), 2014
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 145 cm
Mimetisme (Large), 2014

Mimetisme (Large), 2014
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 145 cm
CO2 (Large), 2011

CO2 (Large), 2011
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 196 cm
Playstation 1 (Large), 2011

Playstation 1 (Large), 2011
Invasions
Pigment print
111 x 146 cm
Separation (Large), 2010

Separation (Large), 2010
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 175 cm
Vae Victis (Large), 2014

Vae Victis (Large), 2014
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 147 cm
Mutations 2 (small), 2014

Mutations 2 (small), 2014
Invasions
Pigmentary print
60 x 78 cm
Playstation 2 (small), 2013

Playstation 2 (small), 2013
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
60 x 79 cm
Igloo 2 (small), 2013

Igloo 2 (small), 2013
Invasions
Pigmentary print
60 x 78 cm
Outrances (small), 2014

Outrances (small), 2014
Invasions
Pigmentary print
60 x 87 cm
Igloo 1 (small), 2011

Igloo 1 (small), 2011
Invasions
Pigmentary print
60 x 78 cm
Cloud computing (small), 2013

Cloud computing (small), 2013
Invasions
Pigmentary print
60 x 78 cm
Souvenirs de famille (small), 2011

Souvenirs de famille (small), 2011
Invasions
Pigment print
60 x 78 cm
Conversations (small), 2013

Conversations (small), 2013
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
60 x 78 cm
Folklore (small), 2011

Folklore (small), 2011
Invasions
Pigmentary print
60 x 81 cm
Fragilité (Large), 2010

Fragilité (Large), 2010
Invasions
Pigment print
111 x 192 cm
Separation (small), 2010

Separation (small), 2010
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
60 x 94 cm
CO2 (small), 2011

CO2 (small), 2011
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
60 x 105 cm
Anarchitecture (small), 2014

Anarchitecture (small), 2014
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
60 x 78 cm
Vae Victis (small), 2014

Vae Victis (small), 2014
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
60 x 79 cm
Invasions (Large), 2014

Invasions (Large), 2014
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 176 cm
Ribambelle 2 (Large), 2013

Ribambelle 2 (Large), 2013
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 145 cm
Ribambelle 5 (small), 2015

Ribambelle 5 (small), 2015
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
60 x 79 cm
Alterations (Large), 2011

Alterations (Large), 2011
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 146 cm
Land Art (small), 2011

Land Art (small), 2011
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
60 x 79 cm
Mimetisme (small), 2014

Mimetisme (small), 2014
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
60 x 78 cm
Mutations 2 (Large), 2014

Mutations 2 (Large), 2014
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 145 cm
Mutation 1 (small), 2014

Mutation 1 (small), 2014
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
60 x 78 cm
T.O.C. (large), 2016

T.O.C. (large), 2016
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 145 cm
Igloo mobile (Large), 2013

Igloo mobile (Large), 2013
Invasions
Tirage pigmentaire
111 x 146 cm

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. His work aims to make the public see the world around him with a different eye. White balloons bring to the childhood and the fragililty and restore emotion in these places.

 

In 2015 French artist Charles Pétillon presents his first public art installation in Covent Garden, in London, as 100,000 giant white balloons fill the grand interior of the 19th Century Market Building. Weaving its way through the building, Heartbeat stretches 54 metres in length and 12 metres in width, and incorporates gentle pulsating white light to symbolise the beating of a heart and reflect the history, energy and dynamism of the city. 

 

Charles Pétillon said: “The balloon invasions I create are metaphors. Their goal is to change the way in which we see the things we live alongside each day without really noticing them. With Heartbeat I wanted to represent the Market Building as the beating heart of this area – connecting its past with the present day to allow visitors to re-examine its role at the heart of London’s life.

 

“Each balloon has its own dimensions and yet is part of a giant but fragile composition that creates a floating cloud above the energy of the market below. 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.”

 

For more information about the artist and available works, please Click here