Close - Backwards

“Close – Backwards” from the “Limits” series, is a painting that plays on contrasts and spatial perception.


The dominating, intense orange background creates a dynamic and energetic impression. The use of lines emphasizes both the connection and separation between the individual elements of the composition. It is an invitation for the viewer to ponder what it means to be close yet turned away, both in a physical and emotional sense.


Physical closeness does not always equate to emotional closeness. And boundaries can be invisible. This is a work that encourages reflection on the meaning of personal space and social interactions in our increasingly connected, interpenetrating world. The figures are meant to symbolize the paradox of closeness and distance. Closeness does not always mean unity or understanding. Sometimes, despite everything, we choose completely different paths. The painting reflects on the depth and shallowness of human bonds alike, with hope for the former.

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

24 x 34 x 4 cm / 9.4 x 13.4 x 1.6 (framed)

20 x 30 x 2 cm / 7.9 x 11.8 x 0.8 (without frame)

Inventory G010
Availability Available