Olivia Stephan captures the haunting thrill of surreal scarytales in her series titled Matters of the Heart which features on acrylic washes on Fabriano paper. It will take you on an exciting journey of scarily funny and controversial stories. There’s a fat girl stuffing herself with food, giant human hearts discovered by some ancient civilization and even human hearts hanging on a tree as if to portray suicide.
The detail in Stephan’s illustrations is just amazing as she tries to capture a deep message in each. From her 'King of Broken Hearts Play This Game Over Again' to her 'Poisonous Solitude,' each of the titles add to the magic of the surreal scarytale themes. Olivia Stephan is a Cape Town-based freelance artist, designer and illustrator with a talent that exudes brilliantly in this series.