As he himself says, Mladen Ivanov has been a painter since the day he was born - 01 July 1954. He has had 7 individual exhibitions in Bulgaria. Many of his paintings are owned by collectors, connoisseurs and art-lovers in Bulgaria, the Netherlands and Israel. His style is unique and very interesting. This is constantly increasing the number of his admirers and anti-admirers – the critics of the abstract and the lovers of the standard.