Percy Pilane, born in Moruleng (Pilanesberg -South Africa) is a proud South African, an Artist, a trained Graphic Designer and a graduate in Biomedical Technology.
I am a self taught artist. Art has been part of me since the age of seven, when I discovered playing around with colours and drawing makes me feel complete.
I use mostly acrylics (70% of my work) and as a graphic designer I am also equally interested in mixed media and various printing media. My paintings show my complex personality and things that are dear to me, celebration of the beauty and colour in life. My work reflects cultural issues, various political and environmental issues and general social issues that affect our lives.
I love to paint African people with their vibrant clothes. I am influenced by my African culture and tradition and what I see around – decorative patterns, the contrast of light and shadow. My choice is to depict beauty, but sometime humour needs to be displayed as well. I try to express what I feel at the time hence my paintings will therefore vary in themes. I do believe that art does not have to be just realistically beautiful or emotional torture but can be funny as well. I believe art is not just a thing, it is a way.
My work is held in private, government and corporate collection local and abroad.
All photographs and artworks in this portfolio are copyrighted and owned by the artist, Percy Pilane (Pilane Himself). Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any of the content, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from myself is prohibited. All rights reserved.
Shangri-la Hotel – South Africa House Dubai UAE
South African Embassy – SA Freedom Day Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
InterContinental Hotel – Visit by SA minister of Trade and Industry, Abu Dhabi UAE
Beach Rotana Hotel – SA Freedom Day Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
Emirates Palace Hotel, SA Freedom Day Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
Crowne Plaza Hotel – SA Freedom Day Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
Beach Rotana Hotel – SA Women Day Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
2009 – Hilton Hotel-Al Ain, SA Food and Art Week Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
2009 – One to One Hotel, Toast SANZA (South Africa, New Zealand and Australia) Abu Dhabi UAE.
2010 – Millennium Hotel, SA Press Conference Day, Abu Dhabi UAE
2012 – Millennium Hotel, one week (29 July – 4 August 2012)
2006 – Positive ( Sun International ), initiative for Tapologo Aids Hospice in South Africa, Sun City Hotel-South Africa
2007 – Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Hotel, SA Freedom Day Celebration, Dubai UAE
2007 – Hilton Hotel, SA Freedom Day Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
2007 – Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation, UAE
2008 – Beach Rotana Hotel, South African Freedom Day Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
2009 – Hilton Hotel, SA Freedom Day Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
2009 – Millennium Hotel, South African Art Exhibition, Abu Dhabi UAE
2011 – Out of Africa Art Exhibition with Operation Smile UAE,28 July- 30 July Abu Dhabi
2011 – Autumn Art Fair (Glory Art Gallery), October, Palm Jumeirah Dubai
2012/2013 – ‘A Touch of Heritage’ (Al Qattara Arts Center, Al Ain UAE)
2013 – AFFORDABLE ART FAIR invitation, March 2013 (Abu Dhabi Art Hub, UAE)
2013 – Murnau – Germany, October 2013
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