Such as in Le jeu de quatre coins, 1973 (above), not only does the artist work from a seemingly unrestricted colour palette, as dark blue is splattered upon bright white, Alechinsky practices a relaxed painting style of which the finished work embraces the coincidental flaws and imperfections created during the process. As seen most clearly in Lie de vin, 2016 (below), many of his works feature colourful, intricate borders, contrasting with the freedom of his central compositions.
While he celebrates the liberation of form and colour, his paintings can equally be said to act as a liberation of the self. Alechinsky states, "When I paint, I liberate monsters... They are the manifestations of all the doubts, searches, and groping for meaning and expression which all artists experience... One does not choose the content, one submits to it." The psychological aspect of painting is therefore fundamental to the artist, as he views each blank canvas as a stimulating opportunity to express himself.