Malt, also known as Brown Bag Detroit, is an American graffiti artist based in Detroit, Michigan. Born as Dave Krieger, Malt gained recognition for his unique, colorful, and abstract style that often features layers of shapes, textures, and organic forms. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries and featured on walls and murals throughout Detroit and other cities in the United States. Malt started his artistic journey as a traditional graffiti writer but eventually evolved his style into what is now known as "Abstract Graffiti." His work is characterized by a combination of graffiti techniques and fine art, using vibrant colors and organic shapes to create visually striking compositions. Malt's signature aesthetic includes layered elements, with a focus on fluidity and movement. He often incorporates nature-inspired themes and patterns, which reflects his love for the outdoors and the environment. In addition to his street art, Malt has also been involved in gallery exhibitions and has collaborated with various brands, organizations, and other artists on projects. His work has contributed to the revitalization and appreciation of street art in Detroit and beyond.
Old Souls Revisited 13 Original Hand-Painted Multiple on Laser Cut Wood Panel ready to hang by Malt Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "Old Souls Revisited was a long, grueling, and challenging project that I would not have any other way. This series was a way to push me, but also be a one-man sweatshop wrapped up in one. Looking at the series now that is completely done, I couldn't be more stoked! When I had the idea for this new series of woodcuts I wanted to do a few different images and sizes from the last series. After getting all the blanks back to the studio and laying them out I was super overwhelmed considering every piece is 100% hand-painted and had to be done individually." - Malt
Malt & Mark 02 Original Painting Mixed Media, Acrylic, Spray Paint on Fine Art Paper by Malt x Mark Penxa Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. Custom Red Frame “We started this series in July of last year. I think that’s when we first met and talked about collaborating together. It wasn’t until last month that we finished the sculpture pieces. Even after the public showing this idea just kept on growing.” - Mark Penxa“The first go, we both poured in all our energy into creating the work and by the deadline we both felt like we had many more ideas to explore. So enter the “Endangered Species” series.” - Malt
Old Souls 01 Original Hand-Painted Original on Laser Cut Wood Panel ready to hang by Malt Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "Doing the woodcuts, I really dug them and how rad they looked. I just thought it'd be cool to take what I am doing on canvas and transfer it over. Each piece was done in early to mid-September 2014 using laser cut wood with acrylic and spray paint. They took a little over a week to finish. This is my first series of cutouts. I've been wanting to do this for a while, but haven't had the opportunity until now, so I'm stoked!" - Malt
Paths We Pave Original Painting Spray Paint & Acrylic on Cradled Wood by Malt Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. 2011 Signed Paths We Pave Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Malt Malt is a self-taught artist, living and working in Metro Detroit. Blending graffiti and 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.