“The Painted Breath” by Riusuke Fukahori at Joshua Liner Gallery

Posted by The G on November 30, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Riusuke Fukahori.

Riusuke Fukahori - The Painted Breath

Riusuke Fukahori – The Painted Breath

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori loves goldfish.  They are the focal point of his debut New York exhibit “The Painted Breath” at Joshua Liner Gallery.  When you first look at his works, you might think – “oh, it’s a goldfish” and scratch your head as to the deeper significance.  But then you discover that despite looking like sculptures, the fish are made entirely out of resin, you will wonder how he did it.

Riusuke Fukahori

Riusuke Fukahori

To paint the goldfish as realistically as possible, he pours a layer of resin, lets it dry, then paints a small portion of the fish, lets it dry, then pours another layer of resin—patiently repeating these steps until the final product is a three-dimensional representation of a goldfish.  WOW!

Riusuke Fukahori

Riusuke Fukahori

When you see these works of art in person, you will really be blown away, so don’t just take my word for it.  See “The Painted Breath” by Riusuke Fukahori in person at Joshua Liner Gallery (located at 540 West 28th Street) in Manhattan.  The exhibit is up through January 18, 2014.


Riusuke Fukahori and Geoffrey Dicker.  Photo by Riusuke's friend.

Riusuke Fukahori and Geoffrey Dicker. Photo by Riusuke’s friend.

I met the artist during the opening night reception and with the aid of a translator (who was also kind enough to take this picture), I got to hear a little bit about his process, which I’ve described above.  Very unique and extremely cool.  Thanks again Riusuke.

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  • Gail said,

    His work is so amazing you could swear you can even see the fish swim!