Bryan Prillwitz was born on July 5, 1964 in Benton Harbor, Michigan and grew up nearby the Lake Michigan shoreline. In 1994 I returned to drawing, painting and art which was my main outlet for expressing my inner feelings in my earlier days. “Little girl lost, little boy found” to me describes this desolate post-apocalyptic world.
601 Port St, St Joseph, MI 49085, USA
"Life Force" guiding our history, our body and spirits.
Self portrait art, life drawing, gesture, and plein air painting on the riverside decorated with sculptures full of wildlife.
And extended contour studies, slower than you have ever drawn before, like the salsa dancers facing one another entirely motionless.
My earliest mentors reach back into early 2Oth century art.
I have studied the Austrian Expressionists, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Pablo Picasso, van Gogh and Gaughan, Willem DeKooning, Arshille Gorky, William Blake, H.R. Giger, neuropsychology and the psychoanalytic theories of Melanie Klein, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and Stanislaw Goff.
Currently pursuing more lifelong interest in the American Civil War, and Custer Legend.
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My discussion concerns human conflict, internal angst, and the tortures and mysteries of sex. My imagery combines multi tentacled sea creatures, big cats, charging horses, weapons of mass destruction, and weird tribal figurines with the human image. I