Malt is a self taught artist, living and working in Metro Detroit. Blending aerosol techniques with his signature acrylic style, the latest work from Malt takes an abstract spin on traditional landscapes and the characters that inhabit the psychedelic backdrops. The juxtaposition of forest birds, trees, life/death, growth/decay, strength/weakness is what keeps things fresh and habitually interesting in Malt's work.
Malt has worked on large mural projects throughout the country including an installation at 2011's Art Basel during the Scope Art Festival, several large scale mural pieces complimentary to 2012's Detroit Beautification Project, as well as two large scale mural installations in Tennessee at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in 2012 & 2013. With his recent studio work Malt strives to bridge the gap from his engaging public murals to concise studio explorations, sometimes breaking his signature owls and birds down to their most abstract.
"With each process I always work from a basic concept or idea but I truly enjoy the path of the unknown, working without restrictions. I start with the idea and a basic sketch, then I lay down a background. From there I go on the venture the brush or the can of spray takes me." - Malt.