Anjuli Rathod

Region: Northeast

 These paintings present grief and loss as almost hallucinogenic experiences; anguish turning into animism. After confronting an intense loss, one can imagine an afterlife full of ghosts, communions with spirits, parallel worlds, and dream worlds. The figures in my works may be seeing a ghost, a double, or a reflection; there is a yearning and desperation behind them, but also care and tenderness. The paintings’ perspectives flip between the living and the dead, the material world and an imagined afterlife.