Yulia Iosilzon (b. 1992), lives and works in London, UK. Graduated from Royal College of Art, MA Painting, London and from Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London in 2017. Awards include Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2019 and Audrey Wykeham Prize, 2017. Solo exhibitions include Paradeisos, Carvalho Park Gallery, New York, US, 2019. Selected group exhibitions include ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, South London Gallery, London, UK, (2019); 'Wolves by the Road', Assembly House, Leeds, (2019), We Can Only Have Fun on Certain Days, Warbling Collective, (2019), Rub the Bronze Dog Nose, Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, (2019) and Splodge, Hockney Gallery, London (2019). She has been included in publications such as Juxtapose, FAD Magazine, Yngspc and ArtMaze. Yulia Iosilzon draws on fragmentary narratives, persistent duality between text and subtext, clarity and opaqueness, rendered through form in the use of transparent fabric. Yulia’s work is born from an inherent interest in the narrative - of stories anecdotally told and retold, fables proliferated and propaganda through word of mouth and fairy tales passed down from generation to generation. It is snippets and snapshots of these histories that are captured and immortalised in her paintings, removed from their original context and often reduced to, or solely recognisable by, their base emblems or characters.