riusuke fukahori: goldfish salvation at ICN gallery
jan 11, 2012
riusuke fukahori: goldfish salvation at ICN gallery



‘goldfish salvation’ by riusuke fukahori at ICN gallery in london, united kingdom
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hosted by ICN gallery, japanese contemporary artist riusuke fukahori makes his london debut with ‘goldfish salvation’, a collection of paintings and sculptures revolving around the often colourful 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.

 

 


‘muses’ by riusuke fukahori
sushi basin, casting resin, acrylic paint
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‘muses’ – detail
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‘muses’ – detail
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‘goldfish in metal lined tea box’ by riusuke fukahori
tea box, casting resin, acrylic paint
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‘awaya’ by riusuke fukahori
sushi-basin, casting resin, acrylic paint
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‘awaya’ – detail
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‘a cup of flower’ by riusuke fukahori
rice measure, casting resin, acrylic paint
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‘konami’ by riusuke fukahori
candy mould, casting resin, acrylic paint
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‘konami’ – detail
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‘kaguya: aokaki’ by riusuke fukahori
black bamboo, casting resin, acrylic paint
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‘kaguya: aokaki’ – detail
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exhibition view
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