IN BED, an exhibition of Elisabeth Mladenov’s latest works, will be the featured for the inaugural session of DRAW. “The bed is a place for rearranging ourselves, our constructions of the world and our experiences,” Mladenov explains of the series. Contentment, longing, eagerness, and pleasure; frailty, sickness, numbness, and regret; anxiousness and anger, and absolute relaxation — in bed we process many of the most potent states of being. A more nebulous sense of time is allowed in this unique place where past, present and future can converse freely to clarify the most important struggles of our waking lives. Througout the series Mladenov examines the many frames of mind that are experienced in this commonplace, but charged environment.
Elisabeth Mladenov (1981) has a Master of Arts Education from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, where she also taught. In 2011 she founded the Selva dei Colli Art Retreat in Italy to offer intensive painting courses and host artist symposia. Mladenov moved to Berlin in 2008 to pursue her career and today is exhibited internationally in Helsinki, Berlin, Paris, Tallinn and Stockholm. In addition to her work in the fine arts she continues to work as a contributor and editor of art monographs.