Fish, Frogs and Turtles Painted in Layers of Resin

We’ve covered Singaporean artist Keng Lye before, but his new work is even more astounding. It’s hard to believe these fish, frogs and turtles aren’t really alive, but each is created using carefully applied layers of acrylic paint locked in layers of clear resin. We wouldn’t be surprised if the frogs and fish jumped.

There’s Something In The Water At This Abandoned Shopping Mall…

Years ago, this Bangkok shopping mall tanked – and now, it’s playing koi. With help from an open-air roof, torrential rain, and an anonymous fish breeder,  the abandoned New World shopping mall has slowly been transforming into the most unexpected aquarium since the early 2000s. 

Beautiful Warriors: Siamese Fighting Fish, Up Close and Personal

Photographer Visarute Angkatavanich was looking to expand his body of work selling through microstock sites. When contemplating new subjects, he found the solution right in front of him in his house: his pet fishes. Using his D800 camera and a 105mm f/2.8 macro lens, he went to work.

Wildly Imaginative Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry

7 Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry

If you’ve studied architecture then you’ve undoubtedly been inundated with the unique designs of Frank Gehry, but it’s not just buildings that this man of many talents has used to express his creative mind. His idea for these fish lamps came from a project for Formica over 25 years ago, quite by accident. When a sheet of ColorCore laminate was shattered, Gehry’s clever mind went into overdrive and he envisioned the broken shards of plastic as fish scales. Using a metal frame work he applied the ColorCore fragments to create beautiful, glowing fish lamps, which have traveled the world from museum to gallery.

Play with your food! Bizarre Dioramas Created with Real Fish Heads (with the Remainder Saved for Dinner)

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It’s official. We can all stop being creative because it’s all been done now. That’s because French artist Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard is creating elaborate dioramas using fresh and expressive fish heads for her characters. Bet you never thought of that idea!

3D Animals Painted into Bowls of Resin

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When I first saw these pieces, I assumed they were new work from Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori. His fantastic paintings, if you can call them that, have been making an arrested splash in the art world for a few years now. These examples, created by Singapore based Keng Lye, were inspired by his work and use the same incredible technique of painting with acrylic on increasingly deep layers of clear resin.

Visual Bits #339 > Playing With Water


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Glowing Fish Made of Plastic Bottles

Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has been taken over by two huge fish leaping from the sand and entertaining beach goers with their nightly illumination and unique construction. Each fish was built using hundreds of recycled plastic bottles to bring attention to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as the Rio+20.

Aquatic Graffiti with Old World Charm

On the streets and rivers of far western europe, incredible aquatically themed art is appearing on almost a weekly basis. Who is this mysterious artist? A Sheffield UK based guy going by the name Phlegm, we don’t know much about his back story, but we do know this: his art is exceedingly unique and beautiful. Creating huge, sprawling pieces which cover the sides of old decrepit buildings and the walls of brick lined river ways, his art is decidedly aquatic in nature.

Visual Bits #212> Life’s A Beach

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