Clea van der Grijn


The Irish Times
Review by Aidan Dunne

Ambivalence
Psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan once said that he’d rather feel slightly uneasy than content. In her compelling, ever changing work, Cléa van der Grijn makes something worthwhile out of just such a feeling. Ambivalence consists of a series of casts taken from personal objects, beautiful things offering tender mediations on memory, life, death and loss, but edgy and distinctly unsentimental. Cross Gallery, Dublin.

Aidan Dunne,
Irish Times 31.5.2013