BioBryan Prillwitz was born on July 5, 1964 in Saint Joseph, 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.
Art StatementMy 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 have early adolescent memories of the Viet Nam war era and of our nation’s defeat. I remember the violent newsreels from Cambodia, and I remember the inter-sexed, interracial hippie next door neighbors who were friendly, but who seemed isolated. I have seen sexual awakenings that crisscross gender, racial and ethnic identities. I remember the tensions between black and white people that shook Benton Harbor, the small town where I grew up.
“Little girl lost, little boy found” to me describes those secrets of this desolate post-Apocalyptic world. There seems to be a “pin up sickened warrior” within us.