BIO

Art is not merely talent, but an inherent quality of every individual and thus unique to each person.
This dormant artistic expression is awakened when one explores the practice of art.

Hilton’s unique style of art is distinctively modern and abstract. His paintings explore the realms of consciousness and its relationship to matter and spirit. This inspiration is expressed by portraying these ideas onto canvas, by use of play on texture, colour and finishes.

He is a self-taught artist and employs a variety of mediums including cements, natural dyes, acrylics and burlap (hessian cloth), exploring the earthly elements of colour and substance. His layered applications of different mediums onto textured surfaces explores space and the illusions it creates.

Hilton has established and owned art galleries over the past decade. As an art consultant, he has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions both locally and abroad. At present he is concentrating on his own career as a fulltime professional artist.

Besides his passion for art, Hilton’s other interests are African culture and Vedic philosophy. He studied Vedic philosophy over the past twenty years and makes regular trips to India, on pilgrimage, research and study. The mystical aspects of Indian culture and philosophy have captured and aroused his innerself. He recently resided, in a small fishing village on the Arabian Coast of Goa, India. Here He opened an art studio under swaying coconut palms and the cool ocean breeze.

Hilton’s artwork is in private and corporate collection locally and abroad. His artworks are represented by selected art dealers and galleries throughout South Africa.

CLIENTS, CORPORATES, COLLECTIONS

  • Pago Designs, Johannesburg
  • Coca Cola, Port Elizabeth
  • Emmanuels Group, Johannesburg
  • Roche Pharmaceuticals, Johannesburg
  • FNB (Private Clients Division), Johannesburg
  • Virgin Mobile, Johannesburg
  • The Space Guest House, Melville
  • Saffron Guest House, Melville
  • Medscheme, Johannesburg
  • Lenova SA, Johannesburg
  • Stargate Cyber Active Ltd, Johannesburg
  • Indigo Bay Island Resort Hotel, Bazaruto Island
  • Vuwa Investments (PTY) Ltd, Johannesburg
  • Afrizan Personnel, Johannesburg
  • Ethos Private Equity, Johannesburg
  • KanakiaSpaces, Mumbai, India
  • Pamodzi Investment Holdings, Johannesburg
  • AIG South Africa Ltd, Johannesburg
  • The Fuel Logistics Group (PTY) Ltd, Johannesburg
  • Tial Insurance Software, Johannesburg
  • Seringa Lodge, White River
  • Saxon Boutique Hotel, Sandhurst, Johannesburg
  • Chancellor House, Johannesburg
  • Standard Bank, Johannesburg
  • Pecanwood Golf & Country Club Restaurant
  • Messina Inc Attorneys
  • TCB Media

Exhibitions & Projects

Artwork commissioned for Coca Cola Popstars 2003
Group Exhibition ArtCoZa Gallery | JHB, April 2004
Artwork exhibited at Lifestyle Home Show | 2004
Art & Fashion collaboration for Durban | July Handicap 2004
Solo Exhibition, GoRa Gallery, Jhb | August 2004
Art Trip, Atlanta, Miami, Florida, New York, USA | Jul/Aug 2004
Collaboration, Tania Riccardi Couture, signature fabric range | 2004
Solo Exhibition, Village Walk, Sandton | 12th Nov to 12th Dec 2004
Group Exhibition, GoRa Gallery, Jhb | February 2005
Represented at Birmingham Art Show, UK | Feb 2005
Represented at Art Expo, New York | Mar 2005
Group Exhibition, White House Gallery, Jhb | Mar 2005
Art & Fashion collaboration, Egoli, Franz Marx Films | Apr 2005
Camel Pyramid Experience, Spark Gallery | 12/13/14th May 2005
9644, SAB function, Spark Gallery | 21st May 2005
Alice Art Gallery, Group Exhibition | 8th to 22nd June 2005
Artwork selected for MNET “Binnelanders” | Aug 2005
SA Homeowner/Nico Van Der Meulen Architects, photoshoot | Aug 2005
Artwork selected for Dettol TV commercial
Group Exhibition, Lisa Wendt Gallery, Honeydew | 7th July 2005
Artworks exhibited, Fashion @ spark (mini cooper) | 23/24/25 Jul 2005
Roselyn Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Parkhurst | May 2006
Yapanis Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Randburg | May 2006
Artwork selected for MNET “Egoli – Place Of Gold” | June 2006
Yapanis Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Randburg | Aug 2006
PTA Show, Pretoria | 23rd Aug – 9th Sept 2006
2006 – 2008 Studio relocated and resided in Goa, India
New York ArtExpo, New York | March 1-5, 2007
NewcastleGateshead Art Fair, Newcastle, UK | 10th – 13th May 2007
Solo Exhibition, Village View, Bedfordview JHB | 14th – 30th April 2008
Solo Exhibition, Innibos Arts Festival, White River | 25th – 28th June 2008
Lions Club Of Potchefstroom: Project BrightlyColouredSight | June 2009
“Enso”, Group Exhibition, Pandora Art House, PTA | 4 Nov – 6 Dec 2010
Lions Club Of Potchefstroom: Project BrightlyColouredSight | June 2010
Jo’burg Child Welfare Centennial “100 Doors Art Project” | 10TH Feb 2011
Lions Club Of Potchefstroom: Project BrightlyColouredSight | March 2011
Alice Art Gallery, Featured Solo Artist, Ruimsig | 15th – 19th April 2011
“KHAM”, Group Exhibition, Mandela Square, Sandton | Dec 2011
DECOREX JHB, Gallagher Estate | 8 – 12 Aug 2012
ThandArt Art Auction, Art First | UK, 1 OCT 2012
Lawyers against Abuse Art Auction, Welz & co Auctioneers | 16th Sept 2013
Primavera Art Exhibition, Gallery on 6th, Parkhurst | Sept 2013
Diane Victor Fund Raising Auction, University of JHB Fine Art | 30th Nov 2013
Group exhibition, EFA Gallery, Hartbeespoort Dam | Jan 2014
Art & Wine Fair, Village Mall, Hartbeespoort Dam | 12 Apr 2014
The Red Bull Doodle Art Competition, Cape Town | Dec 2014
“Journey Into Abstraction”, Centurion Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition | 15 – 28 June 2015
“Change Of Heart”, Solo Exhibition, Alice Art Gallery | 1-9 Aug 2015