Steph von Reiswitz’s haunted world

This pictorial ink work from illustrator Steph von Reiswitz accompanies a narrative also penned by the artist assuming the disappearance of a mansion owner.

The Stone Raspberry
The Stone Raspberry

With a nod to the fin-de-siècle the stage is set for private investigator Niobe Axe to look at hauntings amidst the decadent shambles of a house gone to seed.

Postcards From Hell
The Stone Raspberry

The style perhaps owes something to the spirit of Sir John Tennial’s Alice In Wonderland illustrations.

The Stone Raspberry
The Stone Raspberry

In fact this is begging to be made into a children’s book, but as it stands it will be an exhibition entitled The Stone Raspberry.

The Stone Raspberry
The Stone Raspberry

The ghostly pallor of Reiswitz’s characters, including lewd maids and a drunk gardener, are offset by a murky backdrop of grey dereliction.

The Stone Raspberry
Postcards From Hell

 Meanwhile Postcards From Hell, by the same artist will be exhibited alongside, and imagine in the most literal way, postcards from hell. Devilry and tourism abound in a world of primary colours.

The Stone Raspberry
Postcards From Hell

The Stone Raspberry runs from 16 November – 1 December at Material, 3 Rivington Street,  EC2.

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