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Yulia Iosilzon’s paintings evoke a dreamworld of human-plant hybrids and playful childhood memory, tinged with the quiet menace of mythology. Figures and faces emerge from the surface of the canvases before dissolving into foliage, water, and the bodies of animals. The paintings contrast chaos with control, baroque abundance with boldly delineated segments of colour.

Yulia Iosilzon (b. 1992, Moscow, Russia) lives and works in London. She graduated both from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal College of Art and has won several prizes for her work, including the Audrey Wykeham Prize in 2017 and the Bloomberg New Contemporaries prize in 2019. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Carvalho Park, New York (2021), Berntson Bhattacharjee, Stockholm (2021), Huxley Parlour, London (2021) and Osnova, Moscow (2020).

My paintings are a theatre of the absurd, where fantasies happen all at once in one space.

Yulia Iosilzon

Biography

Education

  • 2017 - 2019

    Royal College of Art, London, UK

  • 2013 - 2017

    Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

Awards

  • 2019

    Bloomberg New Contemporaries

  • 2016

    Audrey Wykeham Prize

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2021

    Solo Presentation, Art Antwerp, with De Brock Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

    A Chorus of Beauty and Menace, Carvalho Park, New York, NY, USA

    The Big Fish!, Berntson Bhattacharjee x Sotheby’s Nordics, Stockholm, Sweden

    Fanfarria, Huxley-Parlour, London, UK

  • 2020

    Invisible Power, Osnova, Moscow, Russia

    Artist Room Solo Presentation, Columbia x Roman Road, London, UK

  • 2019

    Paradeisos, Carvalho Park, New York, NY, USA

Group Exhibitions

  • 2021

    Paradise Is Not Just a Place, Roman Road, London, UK

    The Ode to the Body, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK

    Selfhood, Berntson Bhattacharjee Gallery, London, UK

  • 2020

    Fight or Flight, Roman Road, London, UK

    Birthday, White Crypt, London, UK

    Begin Again, Guts Gallery, London, UK

    London Now, Space K, Seoul, South Korea

    Crowd, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK

    RedivideR, Platform Projects, Platform Southwark, London, UK

  • 2019

    Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London, UK

    Detritus, Wells Projects, London, UK

    Lacuna, Sottosale Projects, London, UK

    Velvet Ropes, House of Vans, London, UK

    Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

    Varieties of Disturbance, Shelf Spanish City, Newcastle, UK

    Wolves by the Road, Assembly House, Leeds, UK

    Rub The Bronze Dog’s Nose, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

    Splodge, Hockney Gallery, London, UK

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

    Nourishment, Guests Space, London, UK

    AWB, Herrick Gallery, London, UK

  • 2018

    Something Else, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

    UJS Exhibition, London, UK

    More Life, Hockney Gallery, London, UK

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

    Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, London, UK

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

    Visions, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

  • 2017

    Slade Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK