15 Apr '13, 6pm

Artist paints photorealistic aquatic life in three dimensions: Singapore artist Keng Lye uses paint and resin

Artist paints photorealistic aquatic life in three dimensions: Singapore artist Keng Lye uses paint and resin

Please don't eat me! (Credit: CC BY 2.0, Keng Lye ) It looks like a fish swimming in a bowl, or a serving of living octopus in its own salt water, but the photorealistic works of Singapore-based artist Keng Lye are not even sculptures, but paintings. He uses a technique developed by Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori, using acrylic paint and resin to build up, layer by layer, images of creatures swimming in water. Alive without breath. (Credit: CC BY 2.0, Keng Lye ) The technique involves starting with a container and pouring in thin layers of clear resin. When each layer dries, the next "slice" of the creature is painted on and allowed to dry before the next layer is poured. It's quite a painstaking process, but the effect, as you can see, is stunning. Lye, however, has added something to Fukahori's process to give the paintings even more depth -- or, actually, height. "I'v...

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