Artist Riusuke Fukahori's London debut exhibition "Goldfish Salvation" transforms ICN gallery into the world of goldfish. When struggling with artistic vision, Fukahori's pet goldfish became his inspiration and ever since his passion and lifelong theme. His unique style of painting uses acrylic on clear resin which is poured into containers, resulting in a three-dimensional appearance and lifelike vitality. This exhibition features twenty new painting works by this leading Japanese contemporary artist. - ICN Gallery
Transparent liquid resin - mixed with a hardener or catalyst - is poured. When the resin has set into a solid, the surface is painted with acrylic paint. By repeating this process, the artist is able to create three dimensional sculptural pieces.
This demonstration only shows the layers being created. The artist also uses more traditional painting skills to enhance the 3D effect. These include representations of shading and reflection, feathering soft edges, controlling the opacity of the paint to include semi-transparent areas, and using the textures of the paint and brush work to mimic the natural veining and fine structures of the goldfish and flora he represents. The overall effect is "photorealistic", or like a full colour hologram.-taken from here
These are not real fishes! They are a 3-d painting on resin which is layered up!
It is so hard to believe it isnt it?
So mesmerising and tranquilly beauty. I reall could stare at these pictures all day. I love watching fish anyway as its such a peaceful experience. Amazingly these paintings actually seem seem to capture that ambiance despite being a still life portrait, it holds so much movement!
its not until you are right up close do you really see the tiny brush strokes that makes up the fish.
He doesn't stop at just fish, he incorporates other elements of water and aquatic life as well...
like these bubbles of air too.
What do you think?