Milena Milusheva, Sofia Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement A r t i s t i c B i o g r a p h y
Milena Milusheva - Abstract Painter
Techniques: • Color pencils; • Oil pastels; • Tempera; • Watercolor; • Painting on glass; • Oil; • Painting with fingers;
Milena Milusheva paintings - an incredible abstract sense of the world around us, a magic touch of colors and beauty of imagination.
Milena Kirilova Milusheva was born in 1966 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She graduated from the Higher Institute of Chemical Technology with a degree in Chemical Technology of Wood. She worked in different areas of private business, and currently is employed in the Bulgarian State Railways /BDZ EAD/.
In 1998, an inexplicable desire to paint arises into her heart. For a short period of time she is entirely overtaken by the creative need to paint with color pencils, oil pastel with watercolor, tempera and oil, to visibly express the emotional turmoil of her inner spiritual world.
In July 2002 she opens her first solo exhibition in Varna, entitled "Provocation - Spiral of Time” in the Aretha Gallery. Milena Milusheva exhibits paintings of the cycle "Seasons”: “Spring”, “Summer," "Autumn," "Winter"; a series of paintings on glass and works of the so-called fractal painting. Unlike the realistic painting where the creative messages are obvious, Milusheva abstractly and almost transcendentally expresses herself in one accessible, understandable way for almost everyone with a need for spiritual upliftment. The visitor is provoked by the diversity of colors and shapes shedding from her paintings, which draw no borders on imagination.
In August 2003, TV RTL, impressed by her paintings, and their positive impact, presents them in its program for Bulgaria.
In May 2007 Milena Milusheva opens her second solo exhibition entitled "Beyond Time" in Palitra Gallery in Sofia. There are presented abstract paintings affecting human imagination, intuition and layers of unconsciousness, and influencing in different ways the viewers with their energy power and emanation. Milena Milusheva recreates specific individuals with their problems, life and spirituality, refracted through the artist's perception.
In October 2009 she opens her third solo exhibition entitled "Beyond the Wall" at the French Cultural Institute in Sofia. The exhibition is dedicated to 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Before The Wall such public presentation of abstract works would have been almost impossible. Now, ever-growing community of connoisseurs of such expression of internal feelings is a result of extensive changes after The Wall. Here are the words of Professor Stilian Kavlakov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Florida State University, who opened the exhibition: “For me, dealing with the precise laws of mathematics and astrophysics, was difficult for a long time to understand the sensibility of the artist behind the fantastic forms on the painting, to read her thoughts on the strange color combination lying on the canvas. But ... fantastic new accurate color images of distant parts of our universe appeared, where billions of stars, linked in endless galaxies are moving with great speed to interact, connect and explode in order to release their huge energy. On the obtained photographs these purely cosmic star movements, subject to precise mathematical equations represent a fantastic combination of lines and colors. Only one step was needed to see how these images of our vast universe resemble the emotional creations of those who are called to express them on the white field. Amazing is that my colleague Professor Eric Heller, a specialist in the field of nanotechnology found the same analogy between the display of processes in the microsystems. Using powerful computer he shows the abstract beauty of atoms as pieces of art. Our friend Milena, graduate expert on industrial chemistry, perhaps subconsciously pierced the same. It is evident that the complex movement of chemical molecules has affected in so