Oscar 9921

24 x 36 in – Series of 20
Dye sublimation on aluminum

Image Details

Caño de Rosa, Apure, Venezuela

(Flooded Savannas)

Sony NEX-7

Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens

Aquapac SLR Case

f/4, 1/200, ISO 500, 0 e.v.

Latitude: 7°12’39.70”N

Longitude: 67°40’50.29”W


Explorer’s Notes

Astronotus sp. Orinoco are thought to be a new species of Oscar from the Orinoco River basin.

I never know if they should be thought of as surface dwellers or mid-water dwellers because they spend most of their time right below the water’s surface searching for food.

What they do is lift leaves, sticks, and other floating debris with their snouts hoping to startle any insect and make them jump into the water where they strike and swallow them whole.

It is amazing to photograph these intelligent fish year after year in the same spot. They keep you company by going back and forth, coming back to check you out once in a while as you work. It’s like visiting family, yet they are so wild!


What exactly am I purchasing?

You are buying the artwork that is in front of you in the gallery. It is number one in a series of 20 for that size and medium. Once you purchase it, you can pick it up after the exhibition closes (around August 1st) or arrange for shipping or delivery to your home. You will also receive a certificate of authenticity that will be mailed to you within 30 days of purchase.

What is a Dye Sublimation in Aluminum metal print?

The piece you are purchasing is a Chromaluxe dye sublimation on aluminum. Heat infused aluminum prints have been shown to resist fading for 65+ years and last 2-4 times longer than traditional photo-based silver papers.

Is this artwork part of a series? If so, how many were printed?

The prints in this exhibition are a series of 20, so only 20 of this specific size and media will ever be made.

Who is Ivan Mikolji?

“You Cannot Preserve What You Don’t Know Exists.” Groundbreaking Venezuelan artist and river explorer Ivan Mikolji’s motto exemplifies his life’s mission: to promote knowledge and inspire the preservation of the planet’s aquatic ecosystems.

Mikolji’s artwork celebrates the elements, aquascapes, and landscapes that he has intimately experienced as a lifetime explorer, researcher, and photographer. Mikolji’s artwork guides the viewer’s journey into rarely seen underwater worlds.

Free Book with Print

Special exhibition promotion.

Get a complimentary copy of the book Fishes of the Orinoco in the Wild by Ivan Mikolji with your metal print investment, or Get a 10% coupon when you purchase the book online on our website.

You can also purchase the book in person at Books and Books in Coral Gables or online at Amazon.com

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