by Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 22 April 2013

Keng Lye paints these brilliant illusions of underwater animals using a technique developed by Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori: first he pours in a layer of resin, lets it dry, paints on it with acrylic paint, then pours in another layer of resin and repeats the process.

For added effect, he also adds a pebble which is incorporated into the artwork that bops above the surface to make the illusion even better. It’s incredible how much patience he has.