INTERVIEW: EMAN BARAKAT | ITSLIQUID

INTERVIEW: EMAN BARAKAT

Interviews | October 7, 2020 |

Emanbarakat Interview 001
Image courtesy of Eman Barakat

Interview: Eman Barakat
Luca Curci
talks with Eman Barakat during Venice International Art Fair 2020 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.

Eman Ahmed Mohamed Barakat, born in Giza, Egypt in Nov 1988, graduate of the Sculpture Department of Faculty of Art Education, received B.A. in 2011 and M.A in 2018 Sculpture department, Egyptian visual artist (sculptor) and teaching fine art.

“I prefer to work with natural, familiar material such as stone and metal to create my own work, and I depends on create forms using details abstract and simple to focus on the beauty of shape, I chose animals shape and abstract it, cause it have more vitality and ability to make different movement, and trying to make a dialogue between shapes in some work, but now I am trying to focus on the idea of beginning and how to find away from it till you find your own way (when I look at my work and checked it I feel like it’s all talking about the beginning when everything started – all we trying to do will be better if we found our real start). Now I am working on creates new shapes inspired from all I did before and develop it, to present my first solo exhibition next year.”

Emanbarakat Interview 00
Image courtesy of Eman Barakat

Luca Curci – What are you currently working on?
Eman Barakat –
Now I am working on my new collection I already started some sketches to my new art show, Hope to finish it before the end of 2020 to be offered beginning of 2021, Currently I found the main idea but not settled on final shape of the sculptures yet, it’s always takes time to be satisfied about your Artwork specially sculpture because its takes many different steps to be.

LC – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
EB –
I am Eman Barakat Egyptian Artist Sculptor, born in Nov 1988, graduate of the Sculpture Department of Faculty of Art Education, received B.A. in 2011 and M.A in 2018 Sculpture department, I think that the important thing that affected was Started my masters and my Artwork background was when I started to coexistence with natural materials and my experience in Aswan Sculpture Symposium workshop 2014, where it was the first direct interaction with natural stone as granite.

Emanbarakat Interview 002
Image courtesy of Eman Barakat

LC – Which is the role the artist plays in the society? And the contemporary art?
EB –
Art is like a mirror of society, I think the important role of the artist is to simulate and show the beauty of the surrounding world and record his impression of it according to his ideas and artistic trend. If artist is able to express the problems of society through his artworks and contribute to having a treatment it, I think this will be more useful and contemporary for art and society.

LC – What is your creative process like?
EB –
I prefer to work with natural, familiar material such as Stone and metal to create my own work, and I depends on create forms using details abstract and simple to focus on the beauty of lines, shape & light of form, First I chose animals shape and abstract it, because it have more vitality and ability to make different movement, and trying to make a dialogue between shapes in some work, But now I am trying to focus on the idea of beginning and how to find it till you find your own way (when I look at my artwork and checked it I feel like it’s all talking about the beginning when everything started – all we trying to do will be better if we found our real and right start). Now I Am working on creates a new collection inspired from all I did before and develop it, to present my first solo exhibition soon.

Emanbarakat Interview 005
Image courtesy of Eman Barakat

LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
EB –
I do not consider it changed but it has evolved greatly, due to the practice, developed and experience of participating in many artistic shows. Studying the elements & symbols to reach an abstract state in a simple way, helped final product to succeed, all that made it became more mature and present by time.

EB – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the festival?
LC –
Yes I do agree with that, I think the diversity in the art fields and show different trends creating a harmony to contact with general situation of the world and development of the artistic vision to different artists with strong directions and sometimes shocking and different.

Emanbarakat Interview 004
Image courtesy of Eman Barakat

LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
EB –
Venice, the city of art, I saw many picture in ITSLIQUID GROUP site and enjoyed with it, you have different kind of artwork and artists that why I wanted to participate, and share my artwork with you and was very happy. to accepted.

LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
EB –
It would be great to collaborate again, you have been constantly understanding and interested despite the conditions the world is currently going through, I am appreciate that.

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
EB –
Of course, One more thing I know very well that the fees for renting and equipping exhibition halls are expensive, but I suggest reducing the participation fee to help and motivate young artists to participate in these important and distinguished events. Finally many thanks to ITSLIQUID GROUP and assistance team for that opportunity.

Emanbarakat Interview 007
Image courtesy of Eman Barakat
Emanbarakat Interview 006
Image courtesy of Eman Barakat
Emanbarakat Interview 008
Image courtesy of Eman Barakat
Emanbarakat Interview 003
Image courtesy of Eman Barakat

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below






    RELATED POSTS


    INTERVIEW: NIKOS ZAFEIROPOULOS

    Interviews | April 22, 2024

    He lives and works in Athens, Greece. At the beginning of 2023, he presented his first solo exhibition entitled LOOK BACK, under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture, hosted at the Panteion University of Athens. Its interdisciplinary project aimed to visually examine the abandonment of places and villages in modern, economically weakened Greece. Read more


    INTERVIEW: NIKOLETTA MOLNAR

    Interviews | April 18, 2024

    After my art studies, I started to work as a UX Designer and a Game Artist. Whilst I love both of my professions, I found myself recently longing to express myself in a different way. I started to paint again, but this time not digitally, but with brushes and paintings. Read more


    INTERVIEW: ANIA MIKULSKA

    Interviews | April 15, 2024

    Ania Mikulska (b. 1974, Katowice), graduate of the Katowice Academy of Fine Arts (1999). After graduating from art academy, she took up graphic design. Recently returned to painting. She does acrylic painting, sometimes in combination with pastel technique. Read more


    INTERVIEW: FRANKA BARANOVIĆ

    Interviews | March 30, 2024

    Hey, I'm Franka, a creative soul with a diploma in design from Zagreb Faculty of Architecture. My journey has taken me through years of experience in design to becoming CEO and founder of Idearium Lab., a compact design studio where we take your ideas to reality. Beyond the world of design, I'm an art aficionado with a love for painting and music. My brush and my canvas are my expression tools where I let out all of my emotions, all in collection of swipes. Speaking of music, I'm also in love with music. Piano is my expression tool as well. With any spare time left, I always play piano. Read more


    Sign up for our Newsletter.

    Enter your email to receive our latest updates!