A series of illustrations depicting automobiles
set in a chaotic post-apocalyptic world, inspired by the dystopian
aesthetics of the 1980s and 1990s.
“In many ways, this book refers back to a lot of my older work,
inspired by 80s & 90s visual conceptions of dystopia. But here the
influence is less about the cultural or tactical aspects of a fictional
"post-apocalypse world". It appears in a more visceral and chaotic manner,
even to where there is no regard for the functionality of the vehicles. It
deals with a mess of hypothetical dreamed civilizations in states of
post-collapse fallout, dissembling into loose factions and lone
individuals warring for dwindling energy sources, in or on behalf of
parasitic autos.”—Matt Lock
Matt Lock (born 1984, lives and works in Montclair, USA) is a self-taught
artist living in the Northeastern USA. His work primarily consists of illustrations
on letter-sized paper. Sometimes he will make paintings
and larger works, or use mixed media. He is best known for his drawings of
bizarre, often violent or intimate situations, many of which occur in
dejected sci-fi settings.
Repeating visual elements include accumulated garbage, work uniforms,
fungal infections, imaginary plants, damaged or parasitic trans-humanist
tech merged with flesh, and outdated unisex hairstyles.