The Goldfish Art of Riusuke Fukahori

We all know goldfish. Most of us have probably owned one at some stage in our lives. Ponds full of goldfish have been a great source of smiles the world over for centuries. Watching those little golden bodies swaying peacefully with the reeds or darting around en masse, a unified assemblage of golden orange, is one of nature’s beautiful gifts to us.

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori finds goldfish beautiful too. They’€™re also his greatest muse. He meticulously paints them and encloses each layer of paint within resin. More layers of paint are added, as is the resin until his finished creation appears so real and so lifelike that you just want to dip your hand in the water to see if they’ll move.

Watch Riusuke Fukahori show us how he creates these goldfish works. Don’€™t miss his giant floor fish at the end!

Check out these great goldfish inspired works from within our RB Community.

works by BraidyHughes, Firedrake, Louise LeGresley, Nykolai Aleksander
Aimee Stewart, Gabrielle Agius, vickymount and rubyred

Rosemary, The Magenta Marauder


  • Susan Vang
    Susan Vangover 1 year ago

    Amazing, wow! How cool is that…! Such realism and grace.

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    They are incredibly convincing!

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 1 year ago

    Amazing! They look so real!

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    That is just incredible. What an ingenious process and outcome. Thanks, Rosemary.
    I love Vicky’s avatar kitty with the gold fish. These are beautiful examples.

  • Charlie Mclenahan
    Charlie Mclenahanover 1 year ago

    See this in Toxel ages back, so RB are not promoting its own members now .. There is a great feature on book mountains’ in Toxel if anyone is interested.

  • As we’re an art site we recognise how important inspiration is to artists. We try to feature a range of interesting art and artists across a variety of genres, both those who are here at RB and those elsewhere. We do this in the spirit of inspiring the creative in us all.

    – Redbubble Community Team

  • Charlie Mclenahan
  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureover 1 year ago

    Just stunned by Riusuke Fukahori’s work… In awe of the artistic mind, heart and hand that gave birth to such mind-blowing creations. Thank you for sharing his work and these wonderful fish-inspired pieces found a little closer to home. All pure gold!

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 1 year ago

    Ooh! Very cool 8))