Art

Randhir Khare's art, pen and ink drawings, charcoals and dry pastels, have grown out of a need to find newer creative ways to express himself. Early in his career, he used his art for theatrical or educational purposes and it was only in the early 80s that he decided to exhibit some of his work. The exhibition was sponsored by Max Mueller Bhavan (Mumbai) and was titled, The Glowing Enigma: Collages inspired by the poetry of Nelly Sachs. It was critically appreciated. This was followed by more collage work that was intensely personal but never exhibited.

Drawing
Drawing
Painting (acrylic on canvas)
Painting (acrylic on canvas)
Working on Installation
Working on Installation

While working on a children's fantasy story, Khare's pen and ink drawings began to take shape. By the mid 90s, he had begun to explore the power of the line more boldly, producing a series of drawings that would accompany a mystical tract. In the late 90s, his strength as a pen and ink artist emerged further when he did a series of drawings that appeared in his book The Dangs, Journeys Into The Heartland. This was followed by a series of drawings that were used in his novel-length fable, The Last Jungle On Earth. Yet other series of drawings appeared in his subsequent books, The Singing Bow: Song-poems of The Bhil, Kutch: Triumph Of The Spirit, Written In Sand and The Legend of Creaky.

Alongside working on drawings for his books, he has been working on a range of pen and ink, charcoal and dry pastel drawings and acrylic on canvas paintings, inspired by the forms nature makes.

Drawing
Drawing
Painting (acrylic on canvas)
Painting (acrylic on canvas)
Drawing
Drawing

He has had five solo exhibitions of his drawings and paintings and his work is in private collections in India, Europe and the USA.

Exhibition- 'The Journey'
Exhibition- 'The Journey'
Exhibition- 'The Journey'
Exhibition- 'The Journey'
Exhibition- 'The Journey'
Exhibition- 'The Journey'