Wednesday, January 18, 2012

3D Goldfish Paintings, by Ryusuke Fukahori

Holy carp! [photo source]

How do you say "goldfish" in Japanese? My first thought was an expletive when I saw these truly incredible 3D paintings by Japanese artist Ryusuke Fukahori.

Fukahori uses a technique whereby layers of resin are successively poured and painted on to produce an hallucinogenic trompe l'oeil effect that is truly jaw-dropping. His London debut came at the prestigious ICN gallery, and gallery visitors were entranced by his artwork.



I almost wish I hadn't seen the 'how-to' video below. It's a little like peeking being the curtain in the Wizard of Oz. Nevertheless, the resulting pieces are so full of artistry, movement and grace that they go far beyond mere technical wizardry.














9 comments:

  1. Bloody brilliant is how I say goldfish, lad. My god, I've seen this video posted several times in the last week or so, and I just got around to watching it - it's always better to read your blog along with it, since you go so much further in-depth. Cheers, Al!

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  2. "several times"? Wow, I've got to get a bit quicker on the uptake here.

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  3. Alan, thank you for this posting. Amazing Artistry, beautiful, mesmerizing work. I love your blog.

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  4. Great subject, love seeing art being created. Ended up watching loads of related videos!

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  5. Wow, these are mind blowing. Such incredible movement. Thanks Al.

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  6. Did you manage to see it? We had to rush because we didn't realise it was closing on Jan 11th but so glad we made it.
    It's absolutely unbelievable stuff. I couldn't believe the detail up close. The dead rotting fish, how small the individual boxes were, everything was mind blowing. If you didn't make it I have more pictures I didn't put on my blog post.

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  7. ................ very talented - and of course amazing ..............

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  8. http://youtu.be/QR4hmwXZvMY
    tutorial of this amazing art

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