1xRUN Thru Interview
All Night Satellites by Malt & Tead
1xRUN: You two have collaborated quite a bit, tell us about that. How did you two meet and how long have you been working together?
Tead: There’s funniness behind this. Malt and I have known each other for years. I knew him for a few years before he wrote Malt. I was just getting into graff and what not. One day randomly, one of our friends told me my dude was Malt, I didn’t believe it for a minute. I was blown away that Malt already knew I wrote. I was this little kid just trying to be down. I basically exiled myself from the rest of the world, ditched anyone who didn’t paint. Blew off my girlfriend and just went in. Didn’t rest and didn’t sleep. I was seeking something I didn’t even know. Just painting non-stop.
Malt: Over the last couple of years we’ve been working together quite a lot, whether we’re painting murals or just collabing on something in the studio. I have a decent size space that I’ve been working in for about seven years now. In the recent years we’ve basically been sharing it. Come to think of it I think Tead owes me a decent amount of back rent…pay up sucka!!!
1xRUN: Tell us a bit about this All Night Satellites, what materials did you use for this piece?
Malt: The piece was painted on panel. Acrylic and spray are the mediums used. This piece is one of the many collab’s Tead and I have done together. After talking for a bit we decided to make this piece available as a print because we felt it was one of the more stronger works we have collabed on.
1xRUN: When was the piece drawn and created?
Malt: Late 2012 and the first couple months of 2013. Was a work in progress type deal.
1xRUN: How long did the piece take?
Tead: The piece sat around on the side being starred at for quite a while. We both were not feeling it at first, so we reworked it a few times. It got to a point where we both liked it and didn’t give up on it. So we finished it and ABRACADABRAH!!
Malt: What he said!
1xRUN: What is unique about this piece?
Tead: Early stages of what’s to come on our collaborating adventures.
Malt: For me it’s my favorite piece we have collared on so far.
1xRUN: Why should people buy this print?
Malt: Two for the price of one.
Tead: What he said…
1xRUN: Describe this print in one gut wrenching word.
1xRUN: You are both staying busy, what are your plans for the spring and summer?
Malt: Tead and I are heading to Bonnaroo Music Festival to paint a few murals for Ford Motor Company. We also have a three person show in September with the good people at Inner State Gallery here in Detroit, MI. Other than that I’d just like to keep producing work and keep pushing myself.
Tead: Anything and everything in between. I love painting no matter what it is. I love pushing challenging and pushing myself. Train, track, murals and tons of fun and good times. This is all I have and I love doing it.