When we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch — we are going back from whence we came. Mohan Khare returns to the tides, horizons and people of India’s coasts in Call of The Wave, his third solo exhibition after Shoreline – A Coastal Journey (Jehangir Art Gallery, 2008) and Life On The Water (Nehru Centre, 2010).
In Call Of The Wave, Mohan has gone beyond his forte watercolours to explore graphite, crayons and oil. His series of lighthouses are 20” x 29”, a large size needed to capture the rugged beauty of these sentinels of the coastline. In smaller paintings sized 13” x 19” and 10” x 10”, Mohan captures vignettes of coastal people who live in peace and tranquillity with the sea.
Each painting is elegantly framed, ready for hanging in your home. If you have ever lived by the sea, if you have ever even seen the sea — these paintings are waiting to bring its elemental power back into your life.