As a figurative painter, Yulia concentrates on images of the human form. She believes human figures represent a sensuousness directly linked to our psychology and illustrates the human condition. In her opinion the human figure is the most profound and benevolent way to convey complex social, political, and personal stories, while showing the fragility and value of human life.
In her recent body of work Yulia shares experiences of her immediate family living in a war zone in Eastern Ukraine. She interprets the nightmarish events using figuration, symbolism, and iconography. She portrays the transformation of Ukrainian society enduring intense violence and ethnic cleansing. It is through the juxtaposition of the human form— she grapples with the humanity that persists in spite of the violence of the ongoing war.