Natasha Kohli’s “Homewould”, Abstract Mural/Public Installation in Downtown Chicago Couch Alley

Natasha Kohli’s “Homewould”, Abstract Mural/Public Installation in Downtown Chicago Couch Alley


My name is Natasha Kohli and I have been painting
for about fifteen years. My current style is large scale abstracts, incorporating a lot of black and white and using different mediums such as wood, plexiglass, the traditional canvas, and acrylic paint. I describe my art as very geometric but organic at the same time. I have my artwork in several businesses across Chicagoland including Neiman Marcus, a few restaurants, private residences and collections, and also the US Embassy in Singapore. The City of Chicago puts on these pop-up events
in which they activate these alleys for one night. And the Chicago Loop Alliance approached
me about doing a mural wall. When they asked me to create something of that scale, in that location, in the heart of the loop, in downtown Chicago, it was so flattering. Here’s this opportunity to share my passion with potentially hundreds of thousands of people. I decided to take the idea from my Would series
and transform it into something a little more three dimensional, and almost sculptural.
So I designed it in such a way that it had three layers and the entire thing comes together
as one piece. So the inner portions, although they’re more intricate, are continuations
of the exterior solid lines. So if you’re standing across the street, all you’ll see
is one big maze but as you approach and get closer you’ll see all of the intricacies. I feel like working on this public piece and something
of this scale was so exciting and exhilarating, so now I kind of have a taste for that large scale
artwork. So I’m not sure what’s next but I hope it’s big.

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