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Interview with Rupesh Patric – Artist from India


Rupesh Patric is a self taught artist and a technology consultant for Microsoft from Bangalore, India. He works mainly with charcoal and one of his many accomplishments include presenting Bill Gates with a charcoal portrait that he had made of him.


You can connect with Rupesh on facebook or you can also visit his blog to find out more about him and to purchase his art.


View Rupesh Patric’s art portfolio. You can also view his artwork after the interview below.


ExtraImaginary: Please give us a background of yourself and your art.

Rupesh Patric: Where do I begin? Let’s see. I was born in this beautiful city called Cochin in South India. I knew from a very early age that art was going to be a strong influence in my life. I wanted to study Fine Arts but had to give in to my parent’s wish and joined an engineering college. I did keep the art alive even during those 4 years of engineering, contributing immensely to the college magazines and also the Arts Committee. Was campus recruited in the final year and that landed me on my first job as a Software Engineer. 8 years later, here I am, a Technology Consultant in Microsoft. Lately my art has started to define who I am – I never thought I would be able to dedicate so much time for art, being in the Software Industry. Generally happy, looking for the good things in life, I try to enjoy every moment of it.

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