Water Reflections

Ivan Mikolji turns water reflections in unusual images, thanks to his expertise to use the reflection of light when it goes through the surface of the water; submerged in rivers and seas, camera in hand, he abstracts from time until he finds the angle that reflects the compositions he seeks to confront the public with the photography as art.

Thus, the aqueous soils of The Great Savanna become compositions that transform nature into concentric, triangular, and mandala shapes, which give an effect of mystery to the ecosystems of the Guayanes massif, unique on the planet and on whose balance and harmony of the existence of humanity depends for generating 25% of freshwater. It is one of the largest lungs on the planet.

In these reflections, photography distances itself from documentary reality, and go inside the search for the Edenic to generate knowledge and provoke a conservationist praxis in other people, evidencing the fragility of these biomes through aesthetics.

These compositions are transformed into visual metaphors, being mastered by the artist’s creative passion, by concentrating and focusing on the physical compartment of light and turning its waves into mirrors. He converts the aquatic universe in poetry, through a visual language that brings photography close to surrealism and abstract expressionism.

Eduardo Planchart Licea
PhD. Latin American Art History, UNAM


Water Reflections has been exhibited in:
Rafael Monasterios Gallery (UCLA), Barquisimeto, Venezuela. 2019