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Amazing 3D Goldfish Paintings of Riusuke Fukahori

No, I bet this isn't anything like the three-dimensional paintings or chalk art that you've seen before. What Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori makes looks so lifelike, it won't only beguile your eyes, but maybe even trick you into finding out if it will move at the slightest touch.

The artist at work.

While his chosen materials and medium are pretty much common in arts and crafts, it’s what Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori makes out of them that’s remarkable and astounding. He paints three-dimensional goldfishes on layers of resin, meticulously working on each segment of the fish and pouring more resin on it, until the full, jaw-breaking effect is finished and revealed.

The result? Carefully and masterfully crafted art pieces that are so vivid and lifelike, I bet you’d want to stick your finger in them to see if the water will ripple and the goldfishes in it will move at your touch.

Why goldfishes? According to Riusuke Fukahori’s “Goldfish Salvation” information on International Creative Network, when he was struggling with his artistic vision, his pet goldfish, which he kept for more than 7 years, became his inspiration and lifelong passion and theme. His works have since been exhibited in Tokyo, Switzerland, Germany, and China.

To fully understand the intensity of Fukahori’s creative process, I urge you to watch the artist at work in the video below:

This, perhaps, is the most ingenious works of art I have ever seen as of date. Do you think so too? Tell us with a comment below!

Information for this article were taken from This is Colossal and International Creative Network.

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written by plasticpopsicle


  1. neanderthalis


    Amazing! I would have swore they were real fish trapped in resin like those bug paperweights.

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  2. ihave2pillows


    Gorgeous! He's painting sculptures!

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  3. aalper


    It reminds me of the art that is done on side walks that give effect of great heights. Only this is quite serene.

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  5. runbantayrun


    found my mouth wide open while watching the video.

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  6. skrutt


    That is amazing!

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  8. realrampage


    WOOOW ! THIS GUY IS A.W.E.S.O.M.E....!!!!!!!!!

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  10. lilariot


    wow! amazing ...!!

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