Yulia Iosilzon (b. 1992), lives and works in London. She received her BA from Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, in 2017, and completed her MA in Painting from The Royal College of Art in 2019.
Yulia draws on children’s illustration, fashion and theatre to posit fragmentary narratives in large-scale works. An initial readability in her work is thrown into question by the persistent use of techniques which serve to interrupt the image and break down earlier impressions of visual plenitude. Iosilzon’s circular approach to narrative is leavened with her lightness of touch. This is seen primarily through the artist’s own deployment of burlesque, the grotesque, irony and humour in images which use as their starting point everyday scenes.
Solo exhibitions include A Chorus of Beauty and Menace, Carvalho Park, New York (2021), The Big Fish!, Berntson Bhattacharjee, Stockholm (2021), Fanfarria, Huxley-Parlour, London (2021), The Artist Room, Roman Road/ The Columbia, London (2020), Invisible Power, Osnova Gallery, Moscow (2020), Paradeisos, Carvalho Park Gallery, New York (2019). Selected group exhibitions include ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, South London Gallery, London, UK, (2019); 'Wolves by the Road', Assembly House, Leeds, (2019), We Can Only Have Fun on Certain Days, Warbling Collective, (2019), Rub the Bronze Dog Nose, Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, (2019) and Splodge, Hockney Gallery, London (2019). She has been included in publications such as Juxtapose, FAD Magazine, Yngspc and ArtMaze.
Awards include Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2019 and Audrey Wykeham Prize, 2017.