National Lalit Kala Akademi Awardee and noted artist Mohammed Ayazuddin Patel will be participating in the 5th International Cultural-Artistic Event, a fortnight exhibition of painting and workshop-cum-art camp in Greece-Kosova-Balkan in Europe from July 8.
Mr. Patel is the only artist from Karnataka to attend the event which attracted 30 artists across the world. The event, which is jointly organised by Municipality of Suva-Reka and Department of Culture, Kosovo and Greece, provides a common platform for artists to exhibit their talent and get international exposure.
Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Patel said that five of his digital art works were submitted online for the selection to the event. The 46-year-old artist has bagged 20 prestigious awards including 55 th National Lalit Kala Akademi Award, National Award for Photography and National Award for Digital Painting recognised by the Ministry of Culture.
Mr. Patel has also participated in international group exhibition in six countries and displayed his digital art works painting and photography during exhibitions at 34 different places and organised 20 solo exhibitions across the country.
Mr. Patel is known for digital painting and mixed media and his works adorn several walls in important State buildings.
As per the event schedule, the selected artists would be visiting famous museums, art galleries, historical monuments and old places in nine European cities including Istanbul in Turkey, Thessaloniki in Greece, Suva Reka in Kosovo, Budva in Montenegro, Mostar in Bosnia, Sarajevo in Herzegovina, Dubrovnik in southern Croatia, Tirana in Albania, Ohrid in Macedonia and Kavala in Greece during the 15 days camp.