“Eirefantasyart” by Giovanna Costigan and Yfleur du Mal

  • “Eirefantasyart” by Giovanna Costigan and Yfleur du Mal

     

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    Opening reception: Thurs 18th April, 6-9pm.

    Eirefantasyart is comprised of two artists based in Ireland. Giovanna Costigan is originally from Malta and Yfleur Du Mal from France. They both share a passion for mythology and fantasy stories. They both studied fine art at college and apprenticed with famous master artists. Yfleur Du Mal with Ahmet Fazil Aksoy in Istanbul and Giovanna with Vincent Ciappara in Italy and Dorian Abela in Malta.

     

    Extensively travelled, both artists had many solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and internationally. Their art captures Mythical and folklore stories from around the world and both are intrigued by mystical themes like Atlas, Ophelia, Narcissus (and the modern selfie), Cu Cullain, Children of Lir, Tir Na Nog, Fairies and biblical images.

     

    Yfleur du Mal uses real people like actor super model Josip from Croatia, world globe trotter Daniel from Brazil, as well as body builders Samuel from Dublin and Dani from Scotland.

     

    Yfleur du Mal previously worked in graphic design in hot press and illustrator in image u magazines and other publications. At the age of sixteen she did a record sleeve cover of the Damned then of Stano and other singers. Art work for Phil lynott posters and tee shirts. She also published book covers and magazines. She dedicated all her life in art promoting also dance and performed live in U2 zooropa tour 93 in Europe.

     

    Giovanna Costigan has been painting since an early age and is also a writer of children stories. She started teaching painting to young children when she was seventeen and later to adults in private groups. She painted background scenes for school plays and musicals and always kept involved with active artist groups.

     

    The opening exhibition will include comedian Joe Rooney, performances of tribal fusion dance, a reading of short stories and more.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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