Singapore-based artist Keng Lye's latest series of goldfish paintings in layers of resin. Inspired by the work of Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori, Lye continues to push the boundaries of his technique by incorporating different materials to make his goldfishes and other animals appear life-like. He bases his works on everyday objects and what he sees around him—from a weathered wooden box to a patch of thick moss. He alternates layers of acrylic paint and resin to make them appear so realistic that he has often been accused of animal cruelty. He states:
Many people have said that I am cruel to keep live fish in a tiny bowl and some even think that I poured resin over live fish, in the name of art. I am not sure if these comments are serious or not, but most people are generally amazed by how realistic my artworks are.