Born to Uzbekistan in 1963, Cecil K got an immediate start on understanding various cultures. Being of Turkish descent, he came to speak both Turkish and Uzbek as he attended high school then an art university from 1978 to 1982. While he was in college he created a drawing called The Horse and he received the best grade possible, inspiring the artist to pursue his natural talent. From that day on sketching with pencil became one of his favorite ways to express himself. It would be a few years of technical jobs in the army and then in a metal factory before he would be able to refocus the majority of his mind’s eye on the arts.