Kokil is a London based figurative artist. She started studying facial forms and expression at a very young age. Born and raised in the Northern part of India, she spent some of her early years at a boarding school in Dehra Doon. Her time and experience there shaped and enhanced her creative practice. She participated in both visual and performance art forms including classical music, creative writing, dance and theatre, gymnastics and of course fine art.
Her initial fine art training was focused mostly on studying the human portraiture. After a few years of dedicated practice, she decided to take things further and expand her knowledge in the field of Architecture and 3 Dimensional Perspective. In 2005, she enrolled at the University of Westminster in London, to study Architectural Technology. During the second year of her study she started working on various Architectural projects in Education, Retail and Housing sector all over the U.K. whilst continuing to take part in other creative pursuits on the side.
In 2013, she decided to make a shift and focus solely on developing her figurative art practice and hasn't looked back since. She uses drawings and paintings as a means to explore complexity, sophistication and poetry of the human form. Figurative art is one of her favourite subjects and a medium for exploring new stories, cultures and people. She values her practice and the ability to see the world around her in a different light.
She currently lives and works in London for most part of the year but enjoys traveling around the world, working and studying alongside other talented artists, whilst exploring new ideas and techniques.