By renouncing all perfectible images, he translated the immediacy of his feelings, letting them pour forth with a degree of force and coherence rarely seen before. (…) All that mattered was swiftness, being in the necessity of the action, and letting his hand, which now wielded a palette knife, express itself freely in generous swaths of paint.
(Cat. Exp. New York, Acquavella Galleries, Riopelle: Grand Format, New York, 2009, p. 21)
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