Chircop’s paintings have to be lived with in order to be truly appreciated...ensure a sufficiently long acquaintance and familiarity, in this case, will breed respect; then soon after, a feeling of warm friendship inspired by the evidence of the presence of that very rare creature: a mature human being who has not lost the freshness of the child he once was.




I was extremely impressed by your large painting there. It was a work of great authority and refinement.




This series of works is set to remain a memorable landmark in contemporary Maltese art events for the way in which an organic abstract vision has been intimately tied to the essential fluidity of watercolour.




This series of works is set to remain a memorable landmark in contemporary Maltese art events for the way in which an organic abstract vision has been intimately tied to the essential fluidity of watercolour.




Alfred Chircop’s technically rich and content stimulating work makes him one of the most serious artists in Malta with works of International standing.




I was extremely impressed by the refinement, sophistication and unique individuality of your new work – very rare in the art work these days.




By general critical consent, Chircop is the undisputed local master of the so called ‘’abstract’’ language of art, which he has made a constituent feature of the Maltese cultural landscape, since in 1964 exhibition at the Bank of Alderney.




Alfred Chircop, in my opinion, is one of the few painters I know privileged by El Duende...The current exhibition at the Foundation for International Studies is certainly one of the most outstanding artistic events in recent times.




While Chircop’s previous exhibition of small watercolours at the Fine Art Museum had intimations of chamber music in its breadth, this time we have glorious passages and climatic outbursts of a symphonic poem... Scaling the heights suggested by these masterpieces of abstraction depends on each one of us.




Wahda mill-aqwa wirjiet ta’ livell internazzjonali li kellna x-xorti ngawdu f’dawn l-ahhar snin...Arti li b’eliminazzjoni ta’ zmien u dixxermiment tinghazel minn fost il-kwantita’ bhala kwalita’ u tiddendel fil-muzewijiet ghal dawk li jigu warajna.




The attitude with which I have learnt to approach Chircop’s studio is that of readiness to receive unforeseeable gifts. Between talk about Chircop’s paintings and really experiencing it, there is the same distance as between the scientific knowledge of the properties of water and its physical taste. Therefore, stop reading about them and look!