COLLAGE & ILLUSTRATION


“LEATHER FANTASY”  FEBRUARY 2024


Matt Minter is a Lexington, KY-based countercultural polymath known for music projects (as vocalist and conceptual mastermind behind the noise-rock outfit Wretched Worst), video production, and, perhaps most notably, illustration work. Regardless of medium, his collective creative output mercilessly taps the same singular vein of darkly humorous psychosexual horror tableaux.



“GIALLO DOLLS”  FEBRUARY 2024


Minter’s visual work employs the tropes of premium, intricately-detailed 70s international fetish sleaze and the graceless jacket art of 80s punk rock and metal albums, but subtly and deliberately reconfigures and transmutes them to inflict upon the viewer the maximum of cognitive dissonance, nauseated by his or her arousal (and, naturally the reciprocal of that). Figures loitering too near the uncanny valley to be dismissed as comic book caricatures are rendered in stark monochrome (as if to be forever immortalized in print on a bootleg t-shirt given as a consolation prize to a loser of the milk jug game at the county fair) in various states of bodily distress and ecstasy one may commonly find in a direct-to-VHS American splatter film.



“DON’T WAKE UP”  JANUARY 2024


In each image, the iconography of erotica and horror are subverted in wonderful and confounding ways.  Horror is indeed too weak and limiting a term for this work; what Minter plies, instead, is terror. —Written by Trevor Tremaine



“ANAL MASK”  JANUARY 2024



“HOLIDAY DEPRESSION”  NOVEMBER 2023



“THE GHOSTS OF BRITISH TELEVISION”  NOVEMBER 2023



“COLON MAN”  NOVEMBER 2023



“FILTHY BATHROOM FLOOR”  OCTOBER 2023



“THE BABY IS CRYING”  OCTOBER 2023



“CONTENTS”  OCTOBER 2023



“SURGERY ANGEL”  SEPTEMBER 2023



“EXVIDEO”  SEPTEMBER 2023



“CATALOG REQUEST”  SEPTEMBER 2023



“NEW BARBIE”  SEPTEMBER 2023



“NEVER ALONE”  AUGUST 2023


“HARD DRACULA”  AUGUST 2023



“THE BURGLAR HAS ARRIVED”  AUGUST 2023



“GNO”  AUGUST 2023



“SPIRIT IN THE ROOM TOUR FLIER”  AUGUST 2023



“CLOWN THOUGHT”  AUGUST 2023


“COSTUME PARTY”  JULY 2023



“NO MOUTH NO SCREAM”  JULY 2023



“BABY IN THE BASEMENT”  JUNE 2023



“CHRISTTHROB”  MAY 2023



THE GATE ”SCUM” CASSETTE INSERT  APRIL 2023



THE GATE ”SCUM” CASSETTE COVER  MARCH 2023



“SKREE ZINE” PINUP MARCH 2023



DEMONOLOGISTS W/ JUNKO HIROSHIGE “NURE-ONNA” CD  AUGUST 2022



“TALES TO ENLIGHTEN: THE NEW TESTAMENT” PINUP MARCH 2022



“UNNATURAL LEASH”  MARCH 2021



“IRRESISTIBLE ATTRACTION”  DECEMBER 2020



“INDECENT EXAMINATION”  OCTOBER 2020



“DANDY MERINGUE”  SEPTEMBER 2020



“PETS”  MAY 2020



“SINCERE SUFFERING”  FEBRUARY 2020



“EXCESSES OF HATE”  AUGUST 2019



“JEANNE VOMIT-TERROR” LOGO  AUGUST 2019



“TATTOO COMMISSION”  JUNE 2019



THE VELVET RAGE “SELF-TITLED” ALBUM COVER  JUNE 2019



“SHE CHOOSES HER LOVER”  APRIL 2019



“LIQUID DEATH RECORDS” LOGO II  FEBRUARY 2019



“LIQUID DEATH RECORDS” LOGO I  JANUARY 2019



“NIGHT CRIES”  NOVEMBER 2017



“RECREANT LOVER”  SEPTEMBER 2017


“UNWILLINGNESS TO LEAVE THE BODY”  DECEMBER 2015