Atkins graduated from Slade School of Art in 2009. He works in video and sound as well as drawing and text. His practice is particularly focused on digital media and its relation to the physical world. His film works often juxtapose images with a narrated sound track, alongside decapitated, computer-generated heads. Atkins was shortlisted for the Jarman Award, which celebrates experimental, UK artist-filmmakers, in 2011, and he won the inaugural ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ Film and Video Umbrella film commission, for 2012.