The figure in the painting is reduced to simple, geometric shapes, where large, oval eye forms dominate the composition. The disproportionate large eyes and the contrast between them and the minimalist form of the face might provoke reflection on the way we see others and the world. It is an attempt to analyze our experience of the world.


Through abstraction and figuration, a space is created for dialogue on human identity and emotions in surrounding circumstances.


Line plays a significant role here, drawing the outline of the figure and separating it from the background. The lines are simple and clear. They create boundaries, dividing and connecting at the same time. These are not just physical barriers but also metaphors for the emotional and psychological limitations people face in times of crisis.


Although devoid of details, the figure is decidedly human. Its exaggerated eyes may suggest an all-encompassing gaze… Large eyes are a window to the soul, a metaphor for emotional response to surrounding events. A metaphor for perception.

Series Limits
Year completed 2022
Autor Magdalena Nowatkowska
Technique Acrylic on cotton canvas

104 x 74 x 4 cm / 40.9 x 40.9 x 1.6 (framed)

100 x 70 x 2 cm / 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 (without frame)

Inventory G000
Availability availability