Charles Pétillon is a self-taught French photographer and artist known for his large-scale balloon installations, including the installation of 100,000 balloons in London’s Covent Garden. The idea to employ balloons in his work came from his research in applied art. “Balloons allow me to materialize ideas or concepts in a rather poetic way, contrasting the delicacy and fragility of this medium with the roughness of the installation sites,” he says. Pétillon approaches each landscape as stage and creates “a dialogue or a balance of power with the place,” using white to evoke rest and tranquility and creating otherworldly moments in unexpected locations.
To view more of Charles Pétillon’s work, visit @charlespetillon.