riusuke fukahori: goldfish salvation at ICN gallery
riusuke fukahori: goldfish salvation at ICN gallery 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 image © dominic alves





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 image © dominic alves



‘muses’ – detail image © dominic alves


‘muses’ – detail image © dominic alves


‘goldfish in metal lined tea box’ by riusuke fukahori tea box, casting resin, acrylic paint image © dominic alves


‘awaya’ by riusuke fukahori sushi-basin, casting resin, acrylic paint image © dominic alves


‘awaya’ – detail image © dominic alves


‘a cup of flower’ by riusuke fukahori rice measure, casting resin, acrylic paint image © dominic alves


‘konami’ by riusuke fukahori candy mould, casting resin, acrylic paint image © dominic alves



‘konami’ – detail image © dominic alves


‘kaguya: aokaki’ by riusuke fukahori black bamboo, casting resin, acrylic paint image © dominic alves


‘kaguya: aokaki’ – detail image © dominic alves


exhibition view image © dominic alves



via the awesomer

  • To keep them in bamboo is despicable. Think about how they feel.

    sarahcrowley says:
  • They’re resin… I don’t think they have feelings.

    Yup Yup says:
  • THey are not real fish. He painted them layer by layer on the resin

    duh says:
  • Fantastic! Love it!

    Liene says:
  • How does a painting feel?

    Hogar says:
  • Surpassing illusion — quite magically arresting. And the art is in the detail, as it should be. Kudos.

    Mort D'Urban says:
  • Wwwwwooooowwwww suuugooooi (^_^) very nice

    7e55e says:
  • OMG!! Amazing… I have no words!! The 3d effect is incredible, they looks real! I love it!

    Dario says:
  • U need to see the INC gallery video sarahcrowley, you’ll understand why they don´t sufer.

    EdPerez says:
  • That first post is a fake, just like the fish? The artist must have an uncle in PETA he doesn’t like and this is all a tease.

    savannahjones says:
  • amazing!!!

    robzrock says:
  • live drawing!!!!!! amazing

    cc says:
  • sarahcrowley, you are a true testament to how great this artist is. you thought they were real, living creatures haha

    LOL says:
  • Just Beautiful. Love nature and its creations. are these for sale?
    Amjad – [email protected]

    Amjad Durrani says:
  • thats marvellous…….. love it……..

    Tyagu says:
  • Fabulous, i’v seen a lot of painting in gallery but never seen such amazing 3d idea before.

    Jimhui88 says:
  • lovely job! love it!

    nina says:
  • Fantastic work!

    Liza says:
  • Can we learn this Art?….really very interested……

    Anjali says:
  • this is crazy :O

    archyd says:

    AGUNG says:
  • Nice inpoh gan……

    trully magnificent art work….. this is realism in its finest detail….

    IJO says:
  • GEEZZ..still not believe what i see.. O.o

    aRya says:
  • How to purchase them?

    Yogo3 says:
  • OMG! it’s a really impressive work..!

    luis fabian robles mendez says:

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