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Charles Pétillon, Ribambelle 3

Charles Pétillon Ribambelle 3, 2014

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Photography : archival pigment print

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    23.6 x 35 x 2 inch

  • Support

    Photography on Dibond

  • Framing

    White wood floater frame

  • Artwork dimensions including frame

    27.6 x 35.4 x 2 inch

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 5 copies

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • Offered by the gallery

    Danysz Gallery
    Paris - France

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    À sa manière, Charles Pétillon est un maître zen. Ses interventions in situ dans des lieux peu fréquentés ou en pleine nature sont des méditations silencieuses. Elles veulent faire affleurer à la conscience un état des choses, l'ici et maintenant d'une situation qu'on aurait tendance à oublier, à négliger ou à méconnaître. "Ces invasions de ballons, dit l'artiste, sont des métaphores. Elles ont pour but de changer le point de vue sur ce que nous côtoyons chaque jour sans y porter attention."

    Ce que cherchent à mettre en exergue les œuvres de Pétillon, c'est l'empreinte de l'Homme sur son environnement, les relations complexes entre nature et société. Mettre en exergue, et non pas dévoiler ou expliciter. Les propositions de l'artiste sont toujours complètement épurées, si bien que le propos est dissous, réduit à l'inflexion minimale qui doit faire naître la réflexion chez le regardeur. Une approche subtile, qui nécessite pour chaque projet un long travail préparatoire.

    Né en 1973, Charles Pétillon est un artiste connu pour ses photographies et ses installations in situ de grand format. Il expose régulièrement son travail dans des galeries à travers le monde, mais aussi dans des institutions muséales comme la Maison de la Photographie à Lille. Fréquemment sollicité pour des projets dans l'espace public, il a réalisé entre autres une installation monumentale en 2015 au Covent Garden à Londres, composée de plus de 100 000 ballons.
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Charles Pétillon

France Emergent Artist

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.

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Charles Pétillon, Ribambelle 3
Charles Pétillon, Ribambelle 3