金魚絵師 深堀隆介展-水面のゆらぎの中へ金魚絵師 深堀隆介展-水面のゆらぎの中へ

Riusuke Fukahori Exhibition: Wavering Boundaries

《Kingyo-sake name: Suzunatsu》2021

Movie by Toshiyuki Okabe

Sapporo Art Museum
September 16[Sat.], 2023 - November 23[Thu.], 2023

Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art
December 2[Sat.], 2023 - January 28[Sun.], 2024

Okayama City Museum
April 5[Fri.] , 2024 - May 26[Sun.] , 2024

Fukui City Art Museum
June 8[Sat.] , 2024 - July 28[Sun.] , 2024

Akita Museum of Art
August 4[Sun.] , 2024 - September 29[Sun.] , 2024

Movie by Toshiyuki Okabe

Riusuke Fukahori

Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1973, Riusuke Fukahori graduated from the Department of Crafts and Media Design of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in 1995. Facing a creative impasse and on the brink of abandoning his artistic career, he became fascinated for the first time by a pet goldfish that he had neglected for seven years and began painting goldfish. His unique transcendent skill has earned him tremendous acclaim in Japan and abroad.

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Photo by SAKI WATANABE

Fascinated by goldfish and unwavering in his commitment to creative endeavors, artist Riusuke Fukahori has been crafting three-dimensional goldfish using an innovative technique known as 2.5D painting, in which acrylic paint is layered on transparent resin. His works offer an experience of realism, as if beautiful, lifelike goldfish are swimming right before your eyes.

Is it the virtual or the real, or illusion or reality, that lies within the ripples of the water’s surface? While Fukahori presents his works as if they are alive, he simultaneously confronts the fact that they are merely layers of lifeless paint. Lying within his creations is a fundamental proposition in realism: the coexistence of illusion and material substance.

This exhibition showcases approximately 300 works, including his early three-dimensional pieces, paintings, videos, and large-scale installations, including new creations. In addition, it shines a renewed light on his artistry in portraying goldfish, exploring his thoughts on the act of painting and the essence of reality.

Enjoy the lively world of goldfish, which invites us to drift between the virtual and the real.

《Kingyo-sake name: Suzunatsu》2021

  • FUKUI

    ◆Exhibition period:
    June 8 (Sat.), 2024 - July 28 (Sun.), 2024
    ◆Venue:
    Fukui City Art Museum
    3-1111,Geba,Fukui 918-8112 JAPAN
    ◆Opening Hours:
    9:00 to 17:15
    *Opens at 10:00am on June 8th.
    *Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time.
    ◆Closed:
    Closed on June 10th,17th,24th and July 1st,8th,16th.
    ◆Organized by:
    Fukui city Art Museum, Fukui Shimbun
  • AKITA

    ◆Exhibition period:
    August 4 (Sun.), 2024 - September 29 (Sun.), 2024
    ◆Venue:
    Akita Museum of Art
    1-4-2 Nakadori, Akita City, Akita, Japan
    ◆Opening Hours:
    10:00 to 18:00
    *Opens at 9:00am on August 4th,5th,6th.
    *Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time.
    ◆Organized by:
    Akita Prefecture, Akita Broadcasting System Inc., The Masakichi Hirano Art Foundation
  • SAPPORO - Close

    ◆Exhibition period:
    September 16 (Sat.), 2023 – November 23 (Thu.), 2023
    ◆Venue:
    Sapporo Art Museum
    2-75, Geijutsunomori, Minami-ku, SAPPORO 005-0864 JAPAN
    ◆Opening Hours:
    9:45 to 17:00 *Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time.
    ◆Closed:
    Closed on November 6th, 13th, 20th
    ◆Organized by:
    Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting Co., Ltd., The Hokkaido Shimbun Press
  • OBIHIRO - Close

    ◆Exhibition Period:
    December 2 (Sat.), 2023 – January 28 (Sun.), 2024
    ◆Venue:
    Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art
    Midorigaoka-koen, Midorigaoka2, Obihiro, Hokkaido 080-0846 JAPAN
    ◆Opening Hours:
    9:30 to 17:00 *Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time.
    ◆Closed:
    Closed on Mondays except National Holidays; when Monday is the National Holiday, closed on the following ordinary day, Dec.29-Jan.3 and Extra Closure
    ◆Organized by:
    Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art, The Hokkaido Shimbun Press
  • OKAYAMA - Close

    ◆Exhibition period:
    April 5 (Fri.), 2024 – May 26 (Sun.), 2024
    ◆Venue:
    Okayama City Museum
    15-1, Ekimotomachi, Kita-ku, OKAYAMA 700-0024 JAPAN
    ◆Opening Hours:
    10:00 to 18:00 *Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time.
    ◆Closed:
    Closed on April 8th, 15th, 22nd, May 7th, 13th, 20th
    ◆Organized by:
    Okayama City Museum, The Sanyo Shimbun