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 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
Kodak Owl Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Museum Natural Fine Art Paper by Malt x Mark Penxa Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "The Kodak Owl is a nod to our youth which was firmly rooted in skateboarding and graphic imagery of the late ’ ’80s. Since first exploring the city as teenagers and again now as adults, the owl has remained a constant visitor in both of our work through the years. This print is of one of the first completed paintings of our collaborative series which is an exercise in striking a balance between the traditional, sentimental, and chaotic. This first piece is really where the artistic conversation between Malt and I really took shape - about who we are individually and what we wanted to create together." - Mark Penxa