Opening to the public Saturday, January 24th from 7-10pm, Inner State Gallery is proud to present “We Have A Dream” a group exhibition featuring more than 40 emerging Detroit artists, each paying homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historical “I Have A Dream” speech.
“In celebration of Dr. King’s legacy my goal was to curate a group exhibition that would shine a light on local artists and their dreams that are shaping the Detroit art scene,” curator Roula David said.
This original piece of artwork comes signed by Malt and with an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from Inner State Gallery.
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.
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 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 or 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.