Omar Aqil – “abstraction within the cultural forms is my most favourite subject”

We talk to Omar Aqil about his surreal and abstract 3D illustrations.

This week The Creative Chair is in Lahore, Pakistan, where we’re talking to Omar Aqil.

Omar is a CG artist with a passion for abstract and experimental creations. His latest projects are modern 3D interpretations of surrealist paintings by Pablo Picasso. The full project is called MIMIC and shows the original paintings alongside his CGI versions.


His portfolio also features some highly unique typographic projects and experiments. For example, Omar’s ‘Type has Muscles’ project turns classic muscle cars into letter forms.

We caught up with him to find out more about his process and the stories behind his work.

You can see a lot more work from Omar Aqil on Behance.


Could you tell us a little about who you are and what you do?

Well, I am a graphic designer, 3D illustrator and CGI artist from Pakistan and with almost six years of experience in the advertising industry. I mostly worked in abstract illustrations, and I love to do experimental projects.

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Mask Egotists

What’s the first thing that you do when starting a new project?

The first thing which I do is, start sketching with random shapes for developing my ideas in a new dimension.

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Roughly how long did the DT Music Album cover and the Let it Snow projects take?

The DT Music album took almost two weeks, and eight days for Let it snow

DT Music Album Cover by Omar Aqil
Let it Snow

Which are your favourite personal and professional projects, and why?

I love my all projects but the Ethos, Type has Muscles and Inside of the studio are the most favourites once because abstraction within the cultural forms is my most favourite subject.

Type has Muscles

And finally, if you died and got reincarnated as a song, what would that song be?

It would be “If I Can Dream” by Elvis Presley

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