For a Moment I Actually Thought These Were Real Goldfish

No, no, they aren’t real! I really thought they were too. Can you believe this Japanese artist?

I can see a pattern here; I obviously draw attention to things that seem to be something but actually aren’t!

I would take any of these goldfish home without a moment’s hesitation.

Image: Dominic Alves - Artist: Kouzu, Riusuke Fukahori - Goldfish Salvation

(Image: Dominic Alves/Flickr)

Image: Dominic Alves - Artist: Kouzu, Riusuke Fukahori - Goldfish Salvation

(Image: Dominic Alves/Flickr)

Image: Dominic Alves - Artist: Kouzu, Riusuke Fukahori - Goldfish Salvation

(Image: Dominic Alves/Flickr)

Riusuke Fukahori had reached a low point in his career in 2000, when he suddenly became fascinated by his goldfish—which despite being neglected for seven years were still alive. He calls this incident “Goldfish Salvation.”

Image: Dominic Alves - Artist: Kouzu, Riusuke Fukahori - Goldfish Salvation

(Image: Dominic Alves/Flickr)

Image: Dominic Alves - Artist: Kouzu, Riusuke Fukahori - Goldfish Salvation

(Image: Dominic Alves/Flickr)

For his unique style of painting, Riusuke uses acrylic on clear resin which he pours into containers, resulting in a three-dimensional appearance and lifelike vitality.

The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, with the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to how a 3D printer works.

Image: Dominic Alves - Artist: Kouzu, Riusuke Fukahori - Goldfish Salvation

(Image: Dominic Alves/Flickr)

Image: Dominic Alves - Artist: Kouzu, Riusuke Fukahori - Goldfish Salvation

(Image: Dominic Alves/Flickr)

You can see many more images from this set of photos by Dominic Alves.

And here’s another amazing video about this talented artist.

Although 133 abstract art artists dislike this video… Just kidding!

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