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Riusuke Fukahori Paints a Giant Goldfish with a Broom

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori, best known for her three-dimensional goldfish paintings in layers of poured resin (and one of our top 10 cutting-edge artists of the 21st century) is a gifted painter whether it's on a three- or two-dimensional platform. As part of his Goldfish Salvation exhibit at ICN gallery in London back in 2011, the artist performed his skilled process for creating a large-scale painting of a goldfish.

At first, Fukahori begins with a broad paintbrush to form the body of his subject. Like his resin sculptures, he uses a layering technique to capture the multitude of colors and texture in the glimmering fish's body. Once he has completed this, Fukahori proceeds to drop the brush and opt for a broom. The impressive performance, as can be seen in full in the video below, shows the artist dipping the large broom in a vat of paint and manipulating the dripping orange dye in flowing patterns. Fukahori engages in a spectacular dance as he guides the bristled broom across the white floor to finalize his goldfish.

Riusuke Fukahori website
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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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