A Japanese artist named Riusuke Fukahori is painting incredibly realistic three-dimensional goldfish using acrylic paint layered over clear resin. Just like 3D printer[1], the artist paints the fish layer by layer, with the sandwiched slices revealing slight more about each creature.

Riusuke Fukahori’s exhibition called “Goldfish Salvation” is (or should I say was) on show at the ICN Gallery in London from 1 December 2011 to 11 January 2012, so it’s probably too late to see them there. Luckily, you can always view these breathtaking works online.

Website: goldfishing.info

When struggling with artistic vision, Fukahori’s pet goldfish became his inspiration and ever since his passion and lifelong theme. His unique style of painting uses acrylic on clear resin which is poured into containers, resulting in a three-dimensional appearance and lifelike vitality. This exhibition features twenty new painting works by this leading Japanese contemporary artist.”[2]

Photos by: Dominic’s pics