The author addresses the theme of interactions and boundaries in space. On the canvas, we observe abstract forms, simplified human figures, that together create a sort of frame. An understanding… These are the boundaries of personal and collective identity, the space we inhabit, in which we function. It is somewhat a commentary on the human condition, where boundaries are simultaneously built and crossed. And connections are continually negotiated and redefined.


The painting can be interpreted as a metaphorical representation of human experiences with boundaries – personal, social, emotional. It expresses the complexity of relationships, as well as the pursuit of understanding and harmony.


This work, like the entire “Limits” series, highlights the human spirit's potential to overcome divisions, create arrangements, and discover new possibilities.

Series Limits
Year completed 2023
Autor Magdalena Nowatkowska
Technique Acrylic on cotton canvas

74 x 54 x 4 cm / 29.1 x 21.3 x 1.6 (framed)

70 x 50 x 2 cm / 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 (without frame)

Inventory G053
Availability in private collection