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Breathtaking 3D Goldfish Paintings

By Leonard Ho - Posted Mar 27, 2013 09:00 AM
Inspired by Asian artists painting three-dimensional goldfish using acrylic paint layered over clear resin, the Italian-trained artist Chierchia Gerardo produces some amazing 3D goldfish art of his own . What's more, his art is available for sale for as little as $30! [Warning: Graphics intensive but well worth the download!]
Breathtaking 3D Goldfish Paintings

Just a spoonful of goldfish ...

From his studios in Melbourne, Australia, Chierchia Gerardo crafts his little works of 3D wonders.  He gradually adds clear resin upon clear resin, painting with acrylic on each layer to meticulously build up art pieces with incredible perception of depth and detail.


Sound familiar?  Some of you may have read about the impressive art of Japanese 3D goldfish artist Riusuke Fukahori, who appears to have served as inspiration for Gerardo.  Fukahori is a true master of this fascinating artistic technique and subject matter.

Chierchia Gerardo
Chierchia Gerardo
Perhaps not as refined as Fukahori, Gerardo is extremely gifted in his own right.  Furthermore, Gerardo's work is much more accessible.  He sells his art pieces for as little as $30 to over $1,000. For their beauty and the amount of work it takes to create art using this medium, it's a small price to pay to own something so lovely and unique.

Visit his website,, to view more of his art and to purchase one of his works.  Here's a small sampling from this prolific artist.  Now tell me you don't want one of these! (FYI: These pieces are all sold, but more art is available for sale at Gerardo's web shop)














Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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