I Thought These Were Just Fish, But Then I Took A Closer Look…. WOW!!
Today Reusuke Fukaori’s art is being exhibited all over the world, including Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. It is sold for 2 500 – 30 000$. For 8 years Fukahori kept his technique a secret. He wouldn’t show it to the public until it was perfect. The 42-year-old artist uses common Japanese household items for his art pieces: bowls and cups, ladles and plastic bags. The three-dimensional appearance and lifelike vitality are achieved with help of clear liquid resin. It’s a very long process. Fukahori paints small parts of fish then pours a layer of resin over, lets it dry off, then repeats the process, layer by layer. The artist is fascinated by the vulnerability and the strong energy of life of goldfish. For 1500 year is has been mutating, as believed from a carp, bred by humans. In 2001, Fukahori won a Special prize from Kyoto Saga University. In 2006, he was selected for 9th Okamoto Taro Contemporary Art Grand Prize Exhibition. in 2003 Fukahori won Turner Acryl Award and Imai Norio prize.