These lifelike goldfish are actually acrylic paintings, created layer by layer, within resin. The fish are referenced from schools of live goldfish artist Riusuke Fukahori keeps in his studio. The constant need to clean the fish tanks also informs Fukahori’s broader sense of environmental consciousness–seeing the fish as not unlike people in the soiling of our own air/water and the potentially deadly consequences if left unchecked.
Fukahori’s second solo show, Goldfish Salvation, will be at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery until December 19th. More images and a video clip of his incredible process below!