Goldfish Salvation

We’re already familiar with the concept of three-dimensional space or simply, 3D.  When 3D films first emerged, we would rush to line up for tickets not just to “watch” but to “experience” the movie as well.  But let’s admit it, 3D films could be impressive at some point; but now, we would all prefer to watch them in 2D.  Watching in an Imax theater is like paying for expensive headache-inducing films.

But here’s a 3D work-of-art that is surely pleasing to the eyes.  Japanese contemporary artist Riusuke Fukahori creates 3D paintings of goldfish by using acrylic on clear resin.  He had his debut exhibition of twenty 3D paintings, entitled “Goldfish Salvation” at ICN Gallery London last December 1, 2011 to January 11, 2012.

From the ICN Gallery website: “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.”

I can’t put into words to detail how he does his magic but this video can:

Here is also a link of a set of photos documenting Riusuke Fukahori’s works.

Creating impressive works of art like Fukahori’s really takes skill, resourcefulness and of course, imagination.  Who knows, someone might even create a masterpiece out of dust bunnies or something. :))


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