Artist Talk by Riusuke Fukahori

9 Dec 2014

Event times

From 6:30pm

Cost of entry

Free - booking essential (event@jpf.org.uk)

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The Japan Foundation

London, United Kingdom


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Talk and live painting demonstration by Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori


Riusuke Fukahori is a talented Japanese artist who is renowned for developing a unique technique whereby layers of resin are successively poured and painted on to produce hyper realistic representations of goldfish swimming in water. His meticulous work recently burst into popular culture after a video of his process went viral, racking up almost three and a half million views on YouTube. As a result he received critical acclaim and has exhibited worldwide.

In this talk Fukahori, who sits in the distinct position of applying scrupulous techniques to portray the intentions of an aesthetically conscious artist, will introduce his complex production methods and explain the motivation behind the use of goldfish as a recurrent motif in his work. Considering his aims as an artist, Fukahori will also talk about how he has developed skills needed for his impeccably crafted and extremely lifelike work over the years, and has continued to try and capture the ephemeral beauty of the goldfish.

After his talk, Fukahori will do a live painting demonstration of his intricate practice. 



This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please e-mail your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to event@jpf.org.uk


The exhibition Goldfish Salvation 2 by Riusuke Fukahori will be held from 11 – 21 December 2014 at 93-95 Sclater Street, London E1 6HR, organised by ICN.

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