Mahesh Pottabathini, who is an ad-hoc art teacher at Sri Potti Sreeramulu University, Hyderabad, has got a unique opportunity to showcase his artwork at an exhibition at the Gangneung Art Center, South Korea, between October 2-11. The exhibition will display artworks on two themes —Meditation in arts and Recycling story 2019.
“I’m travelling abroad for the first time, and I’m showcasing eight paintings, and all of which are connected to weaving,” shares the excited artist who hails from the weavers’ community.
Mahesh, who completed Masters in Fine Arts from Central University in 2002, states that the trip will be a great opportunity for him to network. “I will get to not only learn about how art is perceived but also interact with people from different countries to understand their approach to art. It’s a great platform to showcase Telangana’s art and culture and tell the stories of weavers community,” says Mahesh, who thanks artist Chippa Sudhakar, Shrishti Art Gallery and friends for supporting him and his insightful engagement with art. Meanwhile, Sudhakar, who’s been promoting talented artistes through his organisation ‘Banyan Hearts’, states, “We want to nurture talented artistes and give them the required exposure so they can carve a niche for themselves. We wanted to build a community of artistes where the knowledge transfer can happen.”