Project "Black Balloons" concept sketch - Limited Edition of 10 Photograph by TADAO CERN

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Photography: Color, Paper, Photo, 3D Sculpting on Paper.

Project "Black Balloons" was created in 2016 and gained attention during two years from media and the art world. It was exhibited in galleries, art fairs and art competition in Germany, United States, Italy, Japan, Lithuania.

This image is a digital concept sketch for the exhibition in San Diego, United States in 2018.

Prints come in limited edition of 10, signed, numbered and with a certificate of authenticity.

Giclée Fine Art Print on Photo RAG 308 Archival Paper.


Every single day I spend at my studio and my creative process resembles playing. Everything I create comes out of curiosity. The same happened with a project 'Black Balloons'.

For an extensive amount of time I had an idea to connect two balloons. I found a free minute between the other currently run projects, bought two balloons, and got overwhelmed by the result.

It was so unpretentious and so magical at the same time! That opposition created by two very simple and playful objects once again brought a unique childlike sense of discovery.

This experience uncovers a lot and the more one looks at it, the more it becomes true: "simplicity is a genius".

For the first test, I only used two balloons and two different gasses: helium and sulfur hexafluoride - the light and the heavy ones. Later on, I worked out how to make the balloons float in the middle of a glass tank without connecting them to anything.

It's a never-ending story of an explorer...

Furthermore, they interact with the spectator in so many ways - one can only imagine how a sculpture made out of 400 balloons would react to a wind that one creates just by walking by.

Materials: rubber, plastic, sulfur hexafluoride, carbon dioxide, helium, metal

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Project "Black Balloons" concept sketch - Limited Edition of 10




Size: 19.7 W x 11.8 H x 0.4 in

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