Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori returns to Joshua Liner Gallery for his second solo show, Goldfish Salvation. Fukahori is known artist for his depiction of aquatic life painted with acrylic within layers of resin. Most frequently he has worked on goldfish as they swim through small wooden boxes or inside bamboo hats. He references dozens of live fish kept in aquariums in his studio as he works, some pieces even take several months to complete, as it is done layer by layer.
The exhibition’s title, Goldfish Salvation, is a personal reference to a time of self-doubt in Fukahori’s own artistic career, and an important revelation that led him out of it. Goldfish have since become a symbol of identity that represent both the strength and weakness of himself.
Here are some pictures of his and a video of Fukahori bringing Goldfish to life.