yulia iosilzon (Moscow, Russia, 1992)
russian artist, based in London, UK
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.