Artist Aquil Virani creates all sorts of acrylic paintings.


This is an acrylic painting titled “Ambiguous.” I learned that my mom will email me right away if she really wants a painting of mine.

Ambiguous (adjective): (1) equivocal: open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead; (2) having no intrinsic or objective meaning;

For this work, I started with a few figures in mind, and went from there, using curved lines and a limited pallette to craft a unified painting. I wanted different things to appear to different people. I wanted to focus more on the colour choice and texture. I wanted to use interesting materials like saran wrap and paper towel.

The meaning that you interpret might be uncertain. But I’m definitely satisfied with the artwork.

And so is my mom.