Artist Aquil Virani uses repetitive patterns in his art.

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This work is titled after the number of times I applied the stencil design. I learned that black spray paint pops the most against a yellow background.

I’ve created a kind-of “optical paradox” in this series of works. Because the figures share eyes (the eyes being the focal point of the artwork), your brain becomes confused in its interpretation. The design has been crafted so that it can be repeated horizontally forever. I created three different versions with three different pallettes (or “colour schemes”) to see how much the colour choice affected the overall mood. Each of them included some interesting textures; I used a mix of paper, napkins, tin foil, saran wrap, and fork carvings.

This was the feature artwork of MINDFCUK, the first ever solo art show at McGill University.