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Homage to Japan Volume 3 Fayez Barakat


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Copyright (c) 2020 by Fayez Barakat. Artwork Copyright by Fayez Barakat. All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this book may be reproduced without the written permission of Fayez Barakat.


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Fayez Barakat (b.1949), one of the world's most distinguished and prominent collectors of ancient art, was educated in the USA. He is currently the CEO of Barakat Inc. and manages to distribute his time between his galleries in London, LA, Hong Kong, and Seoul, and works on his great passion, painting. Fayez Barakat's paintings are explosive variations of colours and forms, independent from the conventions of specific cultures, historic periods and trends, charged with a bold energy that openly and without any hesitation embraces and promotes an aesthetic identity through a unique artistic diversity. Being a prolific artist, a vast quantity of his paintings adopt multiple and various techniques rather than sticking to one specific style, his work has the nature of a disciplined practice that drives him as an artist beyond his own limits. Fayez has repeatedly stated that the presence of external forces motivates him to paint, and believes that his paintings are created through his immersion in an unconscious ‘space of energy’, and that viewers of his artworks are also influenced, moved, driven and transported by the power of this energy. A combination of the artist’s experiences in various phases of his life, through different religions and cultures, Fayez’s aesthetic world leads us to a place beyond the orthodox educational and institutional discussions, to a world that can only be reached by virtue of meditating through the body and its senses. Having created a prestigious reputation and dominated the ancient art market with his professional acumen, Fayez Barakat is presently actively captivated by his paintings. We confidently anticipate that his rich oeuvre will expand our sensorial awareness and expose us to new aesthetic levels of consciousness.


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As an artist, my entire life has been spent trying to capture the beauty in the world and understand its creation. I derive my inspiration from nature and culture, and have dedicated a series of works paying homage to different countries around the world. Each city and each country has its own flora and fauna, and this flavour always left a great sensation of development in my personality as an artist. Spiritually, culturally, and artistically that was the reason that inspired me to dedicate a work of art for each city, and country that left a memory in my mind. As the saying goes – “there’s nothing new under the sun” – I believe that we are nothing but a cell in the body of God. I believe that we all are connected within that body. The works in this series embody my personal visions and feelings whilst simultaneously liberating space for the viewer to articulate their own emotionally-charged responses. Through this process, each work carries a unique message, which is decided by both myself, and the viewer. My aim is to express my appreciation of the beauty of different landscapes and cultures, and to encourage the viewer to rise subconsciously to a higher meditative level when viewing these artworks, so that they too might feel a connection to all countries and beauty in the world.


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.1204)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.1206)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.1208)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16094)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16100)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16102)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.1370)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.1372)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.1374)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.1376)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.1378)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.1380)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16070)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16072)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16074)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.1384)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.1386)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16184)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16120)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16138)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16080)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16084)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16086)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16140)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.9840)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.9842)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.9844)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16142)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16144)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16148)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.16162)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.9910)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.9912)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.9914)


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Fayez Barakat Homage to Japan, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas (FZP.9916)


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