Bruise and Dishonour


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Author: Arminta Wallace

The Irish Times

This painting is taken from a bigger series called Bruise and Dishonour which Van der Grijn created in the early 1990s. It looks at the world of emotions and the human condition. What comes across strongly is a sense of vulnerability; a feeling that we can’t control the work but are, most of the time,…

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Author: Aidan Dunne

Sunday Tribune

Cléa van der Grijn displays an impressive grasp of texture. The cross shape – a motif that runs throughout- made up of small numbered panels. She uses gritty surfaces, rough impasto, gold and plaster-like white to produce a work that both posits and undercuts a highly charged symbol. Symbol and materials reinforce a range of…

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