Egoo Dallas is a Georgian artist based in Brussels. He works across different media such as installation, collage, and mixed media techniques by employing second hand material and found objects from flea markets such as magazines, old tapes, coins, toys or religious items (ex votos, sculptures).
With his artistic research, Egoo addresses both personal and collective feelings, like the quest for freedom and love, the wish for positive and fluid sexuality (BDSM series), as well as social issues with a particular focus on LGBTQIA+ community rights.
Reminiscent of the Orthodox faith he grew up in, and characterised by the recurring presence of Jesus and other figures of Christianity, Dallas’ recent work mixes spirituality and social issues, specifically addressing struggles and prides of queer people.
This result in his Icons and Crosses series that speak about religious trauma, its impact on childhood and how one can invent new alternatives to religious fanaticism. For these series, Dallas playfully appropriates traditional symbols and items and get them twisted through the unusual proximity with stuffed toys, glitter, tapes and fake pearls.
Strongly ironic, Egoo Dallas works very often with paradoxical juxtapositions of sacred items, genitalia paintings and provocative or humorous statements, a sort of manifesto for the coming of a religion more inclusive and open(minded).
10.11.2023 – 18.11.2023 Opening on the 10th of November at 6pm
Pink Screens,The Queer Exhibition 2023 @Galeries Koninginnegalerij 26 Brussels