EGOO DALLAS / MIRRA MARKHAEVA / NASTASYA KHARYTONOVA / YOUSSEF MOUKIL @ BRUSSELS GALLERY WEEKEND 2023
Egoo Dallas, Mirra Markhaeva, Nastasya Kharytonova, Youssef Moukil, four of the artists active in the artistic workspace of Globe Aroma, will showcase their work in the framework of Brussels Gallery Weekend, by proposing four tiny solo shows / art intervention.
Vernissage: 7 September, from 5pm.
Tour with the artists: 9 September, 3 – 4pm.
* With his show Only The Lord Knows, Georgian artist Egoo Dallas presents a selection of recent works from his Crosses and Icons series. Reminiscent of the Orthodox faith he grew up in, and characterised by the recurring presence of Jesus and other figures of Christianity, Dallas’ work mixes spirituality and social issues, specifically addressing the struggles and pride of queer people.
* Under the russian imperialism, many native people of the Eurasia continent have disappeared, and many are endangered. Russian colonialism is replacing local beliefs, languages, customs, and ways but the people are still there and they hold what’s left as precious and they work hard to research their own cultures, from which they have been alienated. Assimilated, by Mirra Markhaeva, is an attempt of an assimilated indigenous to call back to the endangered culture, by assembling memories, smells, tastes and images from the past in order to reinforce a feeling of belonging.
* Rada. Ukrainian Sun by Nastasya Kharitonova unfolds in front of the eyes of the viewer almost like a 10-meter long fresco blurring the lines between figuration and abstraction and telling a mysterious story. Or rather, many stories: about herself, her dog, the country she left, the sweet memories from her childhood but also tales from the present. An uncanny body of works materialising a world where dreams, nightmares, memories and reality become one
* Youssef Moukil presents a selection of his sculptures. Moukil started ‘playing’ with wire when he was seven years old and he used to make his own toys. Still today, Youssef starts from the observation of his surroundings, and transforms people, animals and objects into wire creatures. In Moukil’s hands, iron wire becomes like cotton yarn with which he knits, sews, and embroiders, although his tools are gloves, pliers and pincers.