The exhibition Euskadi Fantastikoa 18: Arantza Sestayo, from the program of the 33rd Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, will be open between October 28th and November 19th at the Central Library (Alderdi Eder).
Welcome to this exhibition taking you into the magnificent universe of realistic fantasy illustrations by Arantza Sestayo, an artist influenced by pre-Raphaelite painting and Art Nouveau. While visiting this exhibition you can enjoy works ranging from fantasy illustrations drawing on the children's classics, featuring well-loved characters like Snow White and Alice, to her marvellous illustrations for the A Song of Ice and Fire official 2022 calendar, with charismatic figures including Daenerys, Sansa and Jon Snow. The journey will also take you into her gothic universe, with its fantastic romantic, melancholy and sensual characters.
Arantza Sestayo was born in San Sebastian in 1964. Self-taught, she started out in her professional career through portraiture, ceramic deign and the production of backgrounds in animation studios. You can see examples of her work in Besos malditos, Vampiros and Reinas de la ilustración española del siglo XXI (Norma Editorial), Rooie Oortjes in Belgium, LeewiART in China and the 2022 calendar A Song of Ice and Fire Harper Collins).
Among many other awards, she received the First Place in Imaginative Realism at the Art Renewal Centre in 2020 for her work Seven Hearts.