Borrowed Miniatures 

These are Adopted Fragments of Life. Not created by the artist, but already framed by her. In the series 'Borrowed Images', the artist takes us on a journey of pure abstractions, street snapshots, walks, cinema visits, concerts, travels… The author captures slices of reality that are not his own creations. He discovers them—by chance, notes them down, sketches, remembers them from everyday life (…)


It's like narrow frames from a broad perspective of life. Moments that break away from the artist's studio, because paradoxically, it is outside it that the most inspiration flows. Interesting combinations of random exposures, small elements, and larger objects that at first glance seem insignificant. Purposeless and without specific functions, only neighboring each other in public space. Yet, it is these moments that stop the artist, inspire him. He 'borrows' them and immortalizes them, to bring closer what delighted from afar (…)


In the series 'Borrowed Images', the artist follows the magic of fleeting moments that constitute the true essence of life. He discovers beauty and significance in what often goes unnoticed. These images are a nod to chance, inspiration, and unexpected beauty that can be found in the least expected places, moments, circumstances. Beauty available to all, the beauty of public spaces. An attempt to appreciate the uniqueness of everyday life, which sometimes escapes our notice. And yet, it's enough to pause for a moment and look. And almost then, certainly to see.


ZM – miniatures from the series 'Borrowed Images' The artist has set out to build a large installation. This will consist of 1000 miniatures. From many small tiles, from mini images, remembered, borrowed, framed from everyday life. A multitude of tiny objects will build a larger narrative. A story about what Magdalena sees and remembers. It's a mosaic where each tile is a different story, yet somehow it all connects.

Series Borrowed Images
Year completed 2023 / 2024
Autor Magdalena Nowatkowska
Technique Acrylic on cotton canvas

17 x 17 x 4 cm/ 6.7 x 6.7 x 1.6 (framed)

13 x 13 x 2 cm/ 5.11 x 5.11 x 0.8 (without frame)