Yulia iosilzon

 

Artist Statement

Born in 1992, lives and works in London.

Yulia Iosilzon received her Bachelors Degree from  Slade School of Fine Art, UCL in 2017. Then she enrolled to Royal College of Art, Painting, to complete Masters Degree. Was awarded with Audrey Wykeham Prize and Bloomberg New Contemporaries prize in 2019.

Yulia Iosilzon 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.

The 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.

Meaning is subverted in Iosilzon’s work through persistent duality between text and subtext, clarity and opaqueness. 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. Yet these surfaces, which suggest the “looming, conscious fragility” of narrative thread, reconfigure themselves as a ploy to create distance, with the artist likening her choice of medium to a “mosquito net”, at once offering transparency and impenetrability, courting the parasitic viewer but frustrating ultimate consummation.

 

WORKS

4 Birds, Hiding In The Bushes

106 x 90 cm

Oil on Transparent Fabric

Fear Of Orange Water

180 x 140 cm

Oil, Silicone, Glitter on Transparent Fabric

Shoes and Snakes

180 x 140 cm

Oil, Silicone on Transparent Fabric

Spiders Approaching

150 x 120 cm

Oil on Transparent Fabric

Third Time

40 x 35 cm

Oil, Silicone on Transparent Fabric

Light Diet Cake  Glazed Ceramics   25 x 24 x 24 cm

Light Diet Cake

Glazed Ceramics

25 x 24 x 24 cm

Searching For Peace

127 x 94 cm

Oil on Transparent Fabric

Alice On The Run

170 x 140 cm

Oil, Silicone on Transparent Fabric

Metronome

170 x 140cm

Oil, Silicone on Transparent Fabric

Riding Hood

170 x 140 cm

Oil, Silicone on Transparent Fabric

The Little Devils

84 x 60 cm

Oil on Paper

Little Devil II

80 x 60 cm

Oil on Transparent Fabric

Yellow Awaiting and Thought Sinking

34 x 30cm

Glazed Ceramics

Chuppah

190 x 168 cm

Oil, Glitter, Silicone on Transparent Fabric

Red Palms

120 x 95 cm

Oil on Transparent Fabric

Roll Over To Catch Your Second Self

60 x 50 cm

Oil and Silicone on Transparent Fabric

Vicious Circle

83 x 69 cm

Oil, Silicone on Transparent Fabric

Green Girl

28 x 20 cm

Oil on Transparent Fabric

Snake Bite Helps You To Realise Things

29 x 19 cm

Glazed Ceramics