This painting from the black figure series aims to evoke a sense of loneliness and longing. The black figure perhaps looks longing and expectantly out into the sea, waiting for a sign, while the solitary tree has grown in an inhospitable and empty beach.
Anirudh has a PhD in Mathematics (2014-2018) and a MSc. Gravity, Particles and Fields (2012-2015) from the University of Nottingham. While there, he was the recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Research Excellence and the Developing Solutions Scholarship. He has been featured in the New Journal of Physics for two consecutive years, 2016-2017. He has earlier worked with APL Global, a Cambridge board school in Chennai to develop, design and formulate science projects that encourage semi-independent investigations by school children. His surreal work in the digital medium is about an internal environment and personal discovery, which is heavily influenced by his interest in Indian philosophy, and elements of home – the moon often symbolizing this influence. He currently lives and works in Chennai.