Yulia Iosilzon (b. 1992, Israel) is a London based artist, working with clay, watercolour, oil and acrylic on unprimed artificial silk. Iosilzon borrows symbolic figures, the Rabi, the tattooed convict, the well-heeled party goer, all semi-abstracted against the translucence of the silk canvas. Iosilzon is interested in depicting the codes and symbols of closed societies, unravelling their meanings to convey nuanced identities and dualisms, their ironies, grotesque nature and humorous demeanour. The allegorical layering of high and low culture poses questions on social inequality, feminism and conflict, all within a wider theoretical vein of symbolism.
Since graduating from the Slade and then the Royal College of Art with an MA in Fine Art in 2019, Iosilzon has begun experimenting with ceramics and smaller works on paper. Her work has been exhibited in London, Moscow, Seoul, Copenhagen and New York. Her work is owned by important international private collections and institutions.