The modern painter known as Ilya Yod is perhaps one of the most eccentric painters working today. His best-known paintings feature figures made up of myriads of small cubes, which disrupt the conventional way of seeing and thinking about people. Ilya Yod often uses computer technology to achieve the highly complex shapes of his cubic figures, which he usually paints with acrylic on canvas. Marked by his unique approach to the human form, contemporary outlook, and striking shapes and colours, much of his paintings have been published in art magazines, including Creative Boom and Aesthetica, and have garnered increasing acclaim from art lovers worldwide. However, Ilya Yod stays out of the media spotlight, as he does not want viewers to be influenced by his face or persona.

A skilled artist, Ilya Yod has been devoted to his craft for over a decade, beginning his formal training at the age of eight. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Emerging Practices from the École Européenne Supérieure de l'Image in Poitiers, France, in 2010, Ilya Yod has exhibited his paintings in more than fifteen international exhibitions, including the Skurril exhibition in 2018 at Marler Kunststern in Marl, Germany, the Sacred Art exhibition in 2019 at Saint-Pierre Cathedral in Senlis, France, and the Hide and Seek exhibition in 2022 at Skolkovo Innovation Centre in Moscow, Russia. In 2018, Yod's work was one of 100 selected for the prestigious Contemporary Visions international juried exhibition, hosted by the BEERS London gallery. The exhibition received over 2,000 submissions, meaning Yod's work was selected for the longlist alongside only 5% of the other artists.




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Selected Exhibitions:

2022 Hide and seek, Skolkovo Innovation Center, Moscow, Russia (Curated by Mikhail Lipovskikh, Curator, Moscow, Russia) 

2021 Digital Legacy, Surface Art Lab gallery, Moscow, Russia (Curated by Arina Novak, Curator, New York, USA)
2020 Solo Exhibition, Kolomna 55.106915,38.757024, Artкommunalka. Erofeev and Others Museum, Kolomna, Russia
2020 Indigital, Boris Vian Library, Persan, France
2019 Sacred Art, Saint-Pierre Space, Senlis, France
2019 A Salon at Sugar Mountain, The Magenta Suite Art Space, Exeter, NH, United States
2018 Skurril, Marler Kunststern, Marl, Germany (Selected by the Essen’s Marler Art Star Cultural Affairs Committee)
2017 Mazipos, Visual Kontakt Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Curated by Carlos Сarmonamedina, Curator, Periférne Centrá, Dubravica, Slovakia) 
2015 200 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Russia and Switzerland, Foreign Literature Library, Moscow, Russia
2009 Rouen Youth Book, Funambule Librarie, Rouen, France



2020 Residency, Art Residence Tumen, Tumen, Russia
2018 Contemporary Visions, International Juried Exhibition, BEERS London Gallery, London, United Kingdom Longlisted (Juror: Kurt Beers, Director of BEERS London, Author of “100 Painters of Tomorrow” & “100 Sculptors of Tomorrow,” London, United Kingdom)
2016 Enter, Workshop, Prague Civil Society Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 DAW Social Projects, Workshop, Teplitsa of Social Technologies, Warsaw, Poland
2009 Rouen Youth Book, a National Juried Illustration Exhibition, Rouen, France, Shortlisted

Print Media:
2012 “Best Young Book Illustrators + 1 Guest of Honor from Ex-USSR,” Trimag Publishing House, Moscow, Russia, September 01, 2012. 656 Pages, Hard Printed in ЕU, 1,225 copies.


Online Periodicals:
2017 Laura Collinson, “Bright Editorial Illustrations Reminiscent of Pixelated Computer Game Graphics,” Creative Boom, September 12, 2017.
2014 Simon Gordy, “Two Lines in My Life,” Monde Mag, February 14, 2014.
2008 Antoine Lecomte, “Linking Сultures,” Partfaliaz, March 29.



Boris Vian Library, Persan, France
Zdes na Taganke Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2010 BFA, Emerging Practices, EESI—Ecole Européenne Supérieure de l’Image, Poitiers, France


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