Goldfish Salvation – Riusuke Fukahori

Looks precarious doesn’t it.  The fish is clearly too large for the broken bowl and the water dangerously close to spilling over.  One panicked movement of that fish and its game over.

Well that’s is what I would be saying if that was a real fish in some real water, but this is actually a remarkably clever and complex piece by Riusuke Fukahori.  

This is actually a layered painting of a fish on resin. The 3D image built up within layers of resin to give the fish its super realistic look.

As a struggling artist Fukahori took inspiration from his pet goldfish and started to create beautiful, if not sometimes uncomfortable works of art.  You can see more Fukahori’s work here, but if you read the introduction I seriously hope he cleaned out the fish bowl that his inspiration lived in as the poor little thing sounds neglected to me.

Fukahori creates more than just these resin painted sculptures, producing large installations and paintings, all featuring fish (Or the occasional octopus).  Each one of his productions demonstrate the Japanese elegance in art, the beauty of the creatures and the delicate care of the artist.

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