An exhibition of paintings by Sam Pitroda, chairperson of India's National Knowledge Commission, is to be held at the Nehru Centre here for two days starting September 20.
The exhibition called Reflections will be inaugurated by Lord Alastair Goodlad, chairperson of Asia House. Better known in India as the 'telecom guru', Pitroda led the country's information and communications revolution in the 1980s.
Speaking before the exhibition, Pitroda said: "I began experimenting with art in my childhood, finding that it complemented my math and science background. I have always enjoyed geometry and to me painting became an extension of this - an exploration of lines, shapes, forms and both symmetry and asymmetry.
"Because of this, I took to the abstract style of painting and it offered me the opportunity to see and represent the world in a different and unique way. Soon the mixing of colour and the movements of the brush became my break from a hectic schedule.
"I have now been painting for over 30 years and in the process have accumulated a diverse collection. The images here represent some of my earliest works, as well as more recent ones."
Added Pitroda: "I have also included a few samples from close to 5,000 sketches I have completed, most while doing business over the telephone. I continue to enjoy painting as both a passion and an outlet for creative work."