Prof. Dr. Daisy Peccinini de Alvarado (Historian and critic of art, curator and professor at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo, Brazil) about Collective Automatic Painting Amsterdam.
**The collective automatic paintings of the CAPA group are inspired by the collective work done by CoBrA, having the Silkenborg's experiment as their starting point. As for them…I believe that besides this they also be compared to the "Cadavre Esquis" - dubbed by André Breton in 1928.
Due to their characteristics, each one develops his own work, but jointly, infected by a common psychic atmosphere that binds them organically, not only concerning the result of work - collective automatic painting, but also the process of manufacturing, a harmonious ritual of gestures, attitudes, and a way of walking of the participants. (…) I consider them a complex manifestation of the interwoven emanations of the Historic Surrealism, with those of the CoBrA-group and the Eternal Surrealism. (…) In this scenery the Latin American magic takes shape, as well as its hybrid imaginary world, a mixture of different, juxtaposed, fragmentary times and spaces of art and culture that get together, becoming one of the most relevant elements of art of this group. (…)
Without a doubt, it is a landmark in the field of artistic creation and its action, where the idea of vigour, work of art instantly created, receives a new meaning, because the experience of the collective automatism brings along a fusion of worlds of individual experience, through an unexpected way, which is full of freshness. **

Prof. Dr. Daisy Peccinini de Alvarado 1997