GALLERY

Riusuke Fukahori

b. 1973; Aichi, Japan

1995 graduate of Aichi Art University Department of Design he has pursued art work full-time since 1999. In 2000 when his career reached a low point, he suddenly became fascinated by his goldfish which despite being abandoned for 7 years was still alive. The artist calls this incident "Goldfish Salvation". Without restricting himself to one genre he creates diverse expressions with the exclusive subject matter of goldfish.

STATEMENT

I think of gold fish as a living sculpture with man-made modifications. It never reaches the completed form, the goldfish vulnerability and imperfections brings out our motherly instinct. I've been bewitched with the strong energy of the life of goldfish, which has inherited mutation for more than 1500 years, continuously changing forms by man's hands. I've been depicting thousands of goldfish in my works, but the mysterious pull towards goldfish will never die to me. The impulse of exploration, "What are goldfish" drives me to create more. Where and how they want to swim, and what they think; these are the questions that I've been asking myself when I paint goldfish. I believe this process will help breathe life into the goldfish in my works.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Goldfish And Water Yue at E & C Gallery, Fukui, Japan
2013
The Painted Breath at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
2011
Solo exhibition "Goldfish Salvation" at ICN gallery / London
"The Solo Project" / Basel
"Gendai KOGEI" exhibition / Tokyo
2010
Solo exhibition "Goldfish Pond 2010" at Exhibition Space / Tokyo
2009
Galerie an der Pinakothek der Moderne / Munich, Germany
2007
Solo exhibition at gallery APA / Aichi
2005
Solo exhibition at Tokyo International Forum "Art Shop Exhibition" / Tokyo
Solo exhibition at gallery KINGYO / Tokyo
Solo exhibition at Matsuzaka-ya M-Cubic / Aichi prefecture

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Direct Address: An Inaugural Group Exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery,New York, NY
2012
Summer Group Exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
2010
ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR, Hong Kong
Art KARLSRUHE, Karlsruhe, Germany
2009
YOUNG ART TAIPEI, Taipei, China
Lineart The Art Fair, Belgium
2008
TCAF: Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan
ART OSAKA, Osaka, Japan
SHANGHAI ART FAIR, Shanghai, China
ART TAIPEI, Taipei, China
2007
TCAF: Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair / Tokyo
2005
"Mystery" exhibition at Hamada City World Children's Museum

ART FAIRS

2010
ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR / Hong Kong
art KARLSRUHE 2010 / Karlsruhe, Germany
2009
YOUNG ART TAIPEI / Taipei
Lineart The Art Fair / Belgium
2008
TCAF : Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair / Tokyo
ART OSAKA / Osaka
SHANGHAI ART FAIR 2008 / Shanghai
ART TAIPEI 2008 /Taipei
2007
TCAF : Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair / Tokyo

EVENTS

2010
"Candle Night" Live performance goldfish and flames / Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
2008
Live performance with Ryo-kyoku at Kingyo-Tei, Asakusa-Mokuba pavilion / Tokyo
Live painting at the Hamada City World Children's Museum summer festival / Shimane prefecture
"Summer Yin-Yang" Live performance with flutes and drums at Hongyo-ji temple
2006
Live performance with Wadaiko (japanese drums) at Yellow / Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo
Live performance with Wadaiko at Astro Hall Harajuku / Tokyo
2005
Live painting with Wadaiko (japanese drums) at Laforet Harajuku / Tokyo
Live painting at Nagoya Noritake's woods / Nagoya
Solo event sales Shibuya river at Loft/ Shibuya

AWARDS

2006
Selected for 9th Okamoto Taro Contemporary Art Grand Prize Exhibition 2006
2003
Turner Acryl Award 2003 Imai Norio prize
Nomination for Fuji Bank/Mizuho Bank "Street Gallery"
2000
Nomination for Fuji Bank/Mizuho Bank "Street Gallery"

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Turner Artist's Paint Ltd.
World Children's Museum / Hamada City, Japan
Edogawa Art Museum