The Blossom Project is the result of photographers Isabelle Chapuis and Alexis Pichot creative collaboration. The pair captures enigmatical landscapes in every corner of the globe, from Morocco to the US and Turkey to Norway, in which they set up colorful clouds to create these ephemeral and vivid sceneries. The Blossom Project is a celebration of the earth and its creative potential; its fertile landscapes and irreplaceable blossomings while the clouds of looming smoke represent a visual manifestation of the creative impulse.
It also raises awareness on the interventions of mankind in territory. If men are absents from these photographs, their imprint is suggested among these wild natural or abandoned landscapes; construction sites, minings, power plants, quarries, agricultural holdings, etc.
Isabelle & Alexis direct intervention in the landscape and ephemeral characteristic can safely be compared to Land art’s approach and Robert Smithson’s conceptual oeuvre in particular. Whereas their choice of abandoning all suggestions of figuration to focus their attention on the expressive power of colour recalls Abstract expressionism and the likes of Rothko and Newman.
Text by Claire Alliot-Soto / Paris Palma art advisory
Productions : Jules Hidrot, Isabelle & Alexis, Bruno Fontana
Images : Isabelle & Alexis, Bruno Fontana
Post-production: Jules Hidrot