January 23, 2012

Riusuke Fukahori: Goldfish salvation

Japanese contemporary artist Riusuke Fukahori makes his London debut with 'Goldfish Salvation,' a collection of paintings and sculptures revolving around the often colorful freshwater fish.  What looks to be an actual goldfish frozen in time is a careful construction of casting resin which has been layered with acrylic paint. section by section, fukahori builds up the fish with fleeting brushwork, resulting in an effect that resembles motion blur underneath water.

Cast in a variety of vessels - from large sushi basins to the hollow insides of black bamboo - the 'living sculptures'are a delicate balance between painting and sculpture. the artist's meticulous attention to detail coupled with the tedious nature of the style creates highly dynamic three-dimensional pieces that capture the delicacy and animated life of the fish.


 Images and text via Designboom

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