Suman Vaze

Teacher of Mathematics
King George V School
Hong Kong
I seek to depict interesting mathematical truths, curiosities and puzzles in visually descriptive ways. Mathematical amusements inspire the colour and form in my paintings, and I try to strike a balance between the concepts and their depiction in art.
Persistence of Shape (Juggernaut)
24in x 36in
Acrylic on canvas
2013
“Are there four shapes, no two of them alike (mirror images not considered different), that can be put together in four different ways to make larger replicas of each shape?” This question was first asked by C. Dudley Langford and passed on to Martin Gardner. This is the hexomino solution to the replication problem evocative of Jagganath of Puri.
The Persistence of Shape
16in x 32in
Acrylic on canvas
2013
“Are there four shapes, no two of them alike (mirror images not considered different), that can be put together in four different ways to make larger replicas of each shape?” This question was first asked by C. Dudley Langford and passed on to Martin Gardner. This is the octomino solution.
The Persistence of Shape (The Life of Pi)
36in x 24in
Acrylic on canvas
2013
“Are there four shapes, no two of them alike (mirror images not considered different), that can be put together in four different ways to make larger replicas of each shape?” This question was first asked by C. Dudley Langford and passed on to Martin Gardner. This is the tetrabolo solution to the replication problem.