Saturday, January 21, 2012


Would You Believe These Goldfish Are Actually Painted ?
Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints incredibly realistic three-dimensional goldfish embedded in layers of transparent resin. His artworks look more like photos of actual fish swimming peacefully in their little tanks. Riusuke Fukahori’s work could best be described as a a combination between painting and sculpture. The talented artist creates his “living masterpieces”using a complex process involving layers of cast resin and acrylic paint. He patiently builds up his fish, layer by layer, adding transparent resin to create a realistic three-dimensional effect. Despite the tedious and complex nature of the artistic process, the end results are highly dynamic, capturing the animated life of the fish. Cast in a variety of vessels, from large sushi vessels, to small bowls and even a hollow bamboo stick, Riusuke’s goldfish look so shockingly real it’s hard to believe they started out as abstract color stains. Do me, and yourself a favor and watch the video at the bottom to get an idea of  how these incredible works of art come to be. We’ve had some mind-blowing photo-realistic artworks on Oddity Central, but Riusuke Fukahori’s are in a league of their own.

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