|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.