Percy Pilane aka Pilane Himself is a South African Artist, Graphic Designer and a graduate in Biomedical Technology, and he is based in UAE.
Why an artist?
As a kid I was drawing every day, every minute, all the time. My fascination is you and your Nature.
Why make art?
Through my work I attempt to tell people to look a little closer at the social issues, at others and their emotions, at the environment that surround them, and the everyday objects and life forms around them. I would like them to see what is there but not easily perceived. I want to bring out that which cannot be seen or felt easily. When society sees and feels clearly on these things, it provides opportunities for change in thought or appreciation of the message behind the art.
I try to express what I feel at the time hence my paintings will therefore vary in themes.
I don’t worry about my style. Style is, for me, a constantly evolving concept. My "style" changes as I improve; if not then I am dead.
People say they buy my art to make a connection with me, whether through a common background or the story behind that one particular artwork that has caught an eye.
My work is held in private, government and corporate collection local and abroad.
Shangri-la Hotel - South Africa House Dubai UAE
South African Embassy– South African Freedom Day Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
InterContinental Hotel – Visit by South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Abu Dhabi UAE
Beach Rotana Hotel - South African Freedom Day Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
Emirates Palace Hotel,South African Freedom Day Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
Dubai-GlobalVillage, South Africanbooth
Solo: 2007 - 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel– South African Freedom Day Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
Beach Rotana Hotel - South African 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)
2013 – Murnau – Germany, October 2013
2006 – Positive (SunInternational), 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,SA Food and Art Week Celebration, Abu Dhabi UAE
2011 - Out of Africa Art Exhibition with Operation Smile UAE, 28 July- 30 July
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)
2013/2014 – AFFORDABLE ART FAIR invitation, Dec 2013-Jan 2014 (Abu Dhabi Art Hub, UAE)
2014 – Nelson Mandela Photo Exhibition Invitation, Emirates Palace Hotel, November (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
2015 – Ramadan Art Bazaar Curated by Sumayyah Al Suwaidi 25June – 19July 2015 (Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE)
2016 – Africa Day Celebration 26-28 May (Paris Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi, UAE)