Alive without breath: 3D animals painted in layers of resin look so real

in Inspiration / Art

On first glance, you'd think these animals were real, floating away and doing their usual thing. But no, they're not. They're alive without breath thanks to the unique talents of Singapore-based artist Keng Lye who creates near life-like sculptures of animals using only paint, resin and an amazing sense of perspective. On slowly filling bowls, buckets or boxes with alternating layers of acrylic paint and resin, Keng creates aquatic animal life that looks so real it could almost pass for the real deal. It's a technique similar to that used by Japanese painter Riusuke Fukahori but Keng tries to take things a step further by making his paint creations protrude from the surface, adding a 3D perspective to his work.

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