Yulia Iosilzon

 
 

Yulia Iosilzon (Moscow, 1992) is a London based artist who spent her formative years in Tel Aviv. She holds an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London, and a BA in Fine Art from Slade School of Fine Art in London. Her work is born from an inherent interest in the narrative of stories anecdotally told and retold, fables proliferated and propagated through word of mouth and fairy tales passed down from generation to generation. Experienced moments or overheard conversations are rendered metaphorical on the canvas, encouraging deciphering or translation, hinting at a longer, continuing narrative hidden from the viewer. Yulia’s command of colour and application of figurative abstractions are inspired from artist's Jewish origin and female identity, but also theatre, fashion and children's illustration. Often painting directly on silk or thin cotton or linen, the artist’s approach is thoughtfully communicated through materials that point to weightlessness and delicacy.  As the artist claims, transparency as a material and transparency as a meaning collide in her works all the time.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2020

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London, UK

Crowd, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK

RedivideR, Platform Soutwark, London, UK

2019

Paradeisos, Carvalho Park, New York, USA (Solo)

Visions, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia (Solo)

Lacuna Show, Sotto Sale Projects, London, United Kingdom

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Leeds, United Kingdom

Library Show, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Shelves Show, Spanish City, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Royal College of Arts Graduation Show, London, United Kingdom

Wolves by the Road, Assembly House, Leeds, United Kingdom

We Can Only Have Fun on Certain Days, Warbling Collective, London, United Kingdom

Nourishment, Guests Space, London, United Kingdom

AWB, Herrick Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2018

Something Else, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

UJS Exhibition, London, United Kingdom

More Life, Hockney Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Origin of Who, Kvadrat 16 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, London, United Kingdom

 

2017  

We Are the Ones Vol I, Group Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark

Visions, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Slade Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom

 

2016 

Personal Exhibition, Show Space Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Group Exhibition, Frames Gallery, London, United Kingdom

 

2014     

Shapes’, Group Exhibition, Art Moorhouse, London, United Kingdom

Group Interim Show, Woburn Square, Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom

Foundation Final Show, CCW , London, United Kingdom

 

Prizes and Awards

 

2019 

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London, United Kingdom

 

2016

Audrey Wykeham Prize, London, United Kingdom

Publications

2019

Fad Magazine - Interview by Hector Campbell

2018

Young Space - Interview by Kate Mothes

Education

2019

MA Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

2017

BA Fine Art, Slade School of Art, London, United Kingdom