Yulia Iosilzon’s characters live in a world full of joy and fun, but at the same time, full of comprehensive utopian matriarchy and woman’s power. They are multifaceted and very mysterious, as well as the female nature. This is not a mainstream feminist agenda, but a new facet of the perception of femininity and sensuality; a lightness that embraces the viewer and the artist himself.
It is no accident that the s-shaped bend first described by the British artist and theorist William Hogarth in the treatise “Analysis of beauty” also known as the Hogarth’s “line of beauty” is universally used in Yulia Iosilzon’s works. Unity and diversity, energy and positive emotions all appear thanks to that very bend.
Yulia Iosilzon was born in 1992 in Moscow. As a child moved to UK, received Bachelor’s Degree from The Slade School of Fine Art in London and her Master’s in Fine Art in The Royal College of Art in London. Lives and works in London.
The artist’s works are based on elements of symbolism, the readability of which is provided by the use of figurative abstraction. In the work Yulia Iosilzon touches on various themes: from her childhood spent in Russia, to the reflection of her own identity as a representative of Jewish nationality. Her works combine both the idea of bringing poetry to life, and the idea of expressing difficult concepts through simple things and everyday rituals – such as going to the pool or smoking during a break. Combining familiar objects with mythological themes allows the artist to achieve the effect of a disjointed plot and that causes the need to rethink the image.
Sculpture often becomes the source of inspiration for Yulia Iosilzon, the artist was engaged in this kind of art before switching to painting as the main medium. Her work retains a certain emphasis on the texture of the material due to the use of transparent fabric as a canvas, and also the use of silicone, artificial fur and sequins techniques for working. Julia’s works are also based on fashion, theater, and children’s illustration.
erials, but also in the ideological component of Yulia Iosilzon’s work. Honesty, the desire to display the unsightly or usually hidden aspects of life, and also provoke the beginning of a discussion on these topics, are key for the artist.
Julia Iosilzon entered the Bloomberg New Contemporaries list and also became the Audrey Wykeham Prize winner.