With their gleaming scales and beautiful movement, these fish look like they could be plucked straight out of the water. A bucket seems to be filled with fast-moving goldfish rests in shallow water. However, it is only on closure inspection that it becomes clear that these are a clever optical illusions.
The stunning three-dimensional paintings were created by a Beijing-based artist, who used layers of resin and paint to create depth.
The painstaking process sees the artist begin with a thin layer of resin, which he then paints fish onto using acrylic. Gradually, layer by layer, more details are added to bring the animals to life and create the optical illusion. On top of the sandwiched layers of resin are drawn animals before allowing the resin to settle and pouring another layer on top.
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