Last chance to see Riusuke Fukahori’s lifelike resin fish sculptures in Shoreditch

Riusuke Fukahori - Qudara Tea. Photo: Dominic Alves

This evening I was over at ICN Gallery to have a look around the awesome Riusuke Fukahori Goldfish Salvation exhibition before it closes (it finishes on 11 Jan which is TOMORROW so, y’know, hurry up!)  You might have noticed the video doing the rounds on the interweb showing the artist at work. You can watch it below if you haven’t – basically he alternates layers of resin with layers of paint to build up a 3D image. Kind of a resin-based decoupage.

Riusuke Fukahori - Awaya. Photo: Dominic Alves

It’s really hard to get a good photo – partly because my pocket camera is fighting a losing battle with the heavy and scratchy  things that live in my handbag and therefore doesn’t work entirely as it should and partly because the super shiny surface of the resin doesn’t lend itself to fabulous photography without a bit more preparation or time which is why I’m grateful that Dominic Alves has made his shots available via Flickr.

Riusuke Fukahori - Muses. Photo: Dominic Alves

You can see my snaps below – I was trying to show the layered effect but it’s surprisingly hard!

All the pieces are for sale and I must say the resin work is well out of my price range with the cheapest coming in a £540 and everything else moving upwards from £1,320 until you hit £33,000 for the large sculpture with the ladle. More affordable are a series of ink drawings of fish priced at £48 each with proceeds benefiting the Japan Red Cross Earthquake Relief Fund.

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(via This Is Colossal)