Parallel Editions is an independent, commercial Fine Art Print Publishing house based in Limerick city, established in 2015. Directors Suzannah O’Reilly Mullaney and Brian Fitzgerald, two recognized printmakers and artists, they have over thirty years of combined experience in the medium of print. Their discerning expertise and approach to fine art print and the mastery of its execution drives them to push the boundaries of printmaking. Through handmade labour-intensive methods incorporating old and new technologies and in collaborative with artists they produce high quality prints. From traditional Intaglio techniques such as etching, dry-point and collagraphs to planographic methods of silkscreen, lithography and digital prints, as well as relief wood cut prints and letterpress, they combine techniques from the past and the present to achieve unique and innovative results. Parallel Edition’s goals are to situate contemporary Irish Printmaking in an International context. They want to raise the standards in the approach to fine art print collecting and print connoisseurship and to create an awareness around the importance and relevance of prints contribution to contemporary art in general.
Clea Van Der Grijn
Cléa Van Der Grijn (b. 1967 Ireland) is a visual artist, film maker and writer based in Sligo. After graduating with first class honours from the National College of Art and Design Dublin, van der Grijn presented more than 25 solos exhibitions and 40 group shows nationally and internationally. Van der Grijn, employs various media, including site-specific installation, experimental film, large format photography, collaborative projects, sculpture, drawing and painting. She travels extensively and has lived in Italy and Mexico with her young family, researching the relationship between emotional time and measured time, through the culture of death. RECONSTRUCTING MEMORY was presented as a major experiential installation and film for The Model, Sligo, in 2016. In 2017 it was exhibited in the Limerick City Gallery, Ireland and the Rochester Museum Minnesota, USA. Van der Grijns international award winning film JUMP (2018), has been screened nationally and internationally, having its cinematic premier in Amsterdam at the ARFF where it was a best cinematography finalist.(2019) JUMPS USA premier was held in New York at the International New York Film Festival.(2019) winning best experimental film as well as being selected to screen at the prestigious Oaxaca Film fest. The JUMP project (film/neon/architectural POD + paintings) toured Ireland for 9 months consecutively in five venues; 2018/19 and was made possible with a major Arts Council touring award and the support of Culture Ireland.
Photo -etching, Collograph, Monoprint and Relief
78 x 58cm
Photo-etching, Collograph, Monoprint and Relief
78 x 58cm
"In my practice I primarily work with oil paints on canvas. The subjects of my broader work are rooted in contemporary society, specifically regarding the heightened socio-political uncertainties of our time. When I speak of this, I am referring to the current and ongoing pandemic, the housing crisis and climate change. These are some of society's unresolved challenges and could all be considered a crisis. In my practice I employ spontaneous mark making to express a sense of uncertainty and unease aiming to reflect upon these current, global reaching uncertainties. When working on a piece I am inclined to put a heavy amount of importance on the initial layers as these set the rest of any painting up for how it may feel later, whether that be warm, cold in nature or somewhere in-between. I am interested in how layering colours and mark making can play with ideas relating to more obscure, abstract, human qualities such as emotions or feelings. I find colours used and how they are layered lend themselves to this consideration quite well. Just as an arrangement of notes in a musical composition can portray a multitude of moods, so too can arrangements of colour. With the piece 'Soft Inside' the aim was to produce an individual work which considered components of crises in an indirect, obscure and abstract manner along with the emotional aspects that come with this. In layering a mix of cooler muted colours, cold and vibrant moments the intention is to bring elements representing melancholy, fear as well as and most importantly hope, existing together, mingling in a spatial composition with neither one overriding the other. A reflection upon current circumstances and the differing affect upon us as individuals."
Photo-etching and Collograph
60 x 60cm
Photo-etching and Collograph
60 x 60cm
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