Lanon Prigge

Lanon is driven to understand and give form to the invisible forces shaping human experience. Art is how he honors 'the inner light' that he has caught glimpses of through intense explorations into shamanic practices, deep meditation and embodiment practices. This 'inner light' points to a timeless, boundless source transcending culture, politics, race and language. For some, this orientation may seem esoteric or metaphysical, but for Lanon it is a daily, tangible reality, one that he explores through deep meditation, existential musing and intuitive digital painting.

Lanon was born (1973) in the rural town of Nongoma, the royal capital of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Together with his three brothers, Lanon spent hours exploring the surrounding fields, bushveld and farmlands on foot. Untamed nature has remained a source of inspiration and rejuvenation throughout Lanon's life.

In 2015, after several years as a freelance performer, educator and creative consultant, Lanon earned a Doctorate in Theatre and Performance Studies that explored the ethical implications of contemporary drama training methods.

Lanon currently resides with his wife and daughter in Munster, a quiet coastal village on the lower south coast of KwaZulu-Natal. In between meditating, musing and beach walks, he paints for several hours a day – usually late at night or in the early hours of the morning.