“Always, the question for Crivello has been how new events are to emerge. Are we to force them to appear before us, or simply to invite them in?
Talking over his repertory of techniques, he remarked to me that ‘it is not a matter of applying paint, but of loosing up possibilities.’ If the product has a life of its own, that is because the process was not purely wilful: pigments, binders, brushes and sheer chance were speaking up for themselves.”
Extract from catalogue essay by Julian Bell
Artist, critic and author of Mirror of the World; A New History of Art