The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: Goldfish Salvation

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori has a special fascination for swimming creatures. His resin paintings of goldfish that appear to be swimming in water have captivated people for years, garnering over 3million Youtube views, bringing him to exhibit in galleries and museums all over the world. Fukahori is not an artist that takes the easy route to realize his vision. Each piece, meticulously painted from living goldfish in his studio, takes months to complete. Although he admits that his process of painting and layering resin is tedious work, nothing beats the accomplishment of seeing his subjects come to life. The goldfish that he paints are special- they are both a representation of himself, and also his metaphor for human existence.

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