Bodily strings II

“Bodily strings II” from the “Limits” series by Magdalena Nowatkowska is a piece that continues the theme of boundaries. The yellow ochre accompanied by muted violet immediately evokes positive emotions.

The lines in the paintings, tentatively referred to by the artist as “body images,” are neither parallel nor perfectly straight. Like us. Bulges, bends, they may indicate that the boundaries referred to in the series are variables. They are undefined structures that can evolve depending on the context or perspective.

The joyful, energetic combination of colors, vibrating purple strings, evoke the joy of life. Life that flows despite the existence of limitations, barriers. Similarly to “Bodily strings I,” this work can be perceived as a metaphor for various aspects of human experience, such as emotions, relationships, strength, and powerlessness. It also relates to larger, global issues such as conflict and peace.

Series Limits
Year completed 2024
Autor Magdalena Nowatkowska
Technique Acrylic on cotton canvas

44 x 44 x 4 cm / 17.3 x 17.3 x 1.6 (framed)

40 x 40 x 2 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.9 (without frame)

Inventory G087
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