Contours of Coexistence

The painting “Contours of Coexistence” by Magdalena Nowatkowska

from the series “Borders” presents

a complex composition of geometric forms, creating diverse spaces and divisions. Shades of browns and greys dominate, contributing to the structural and colorful diversity of the composition. The lines weaving through the canvas, both straight and curved, create

a dynamic interplay of space that can be interpreted in various ways.


In the context of describing the series “Borders,” this painting can be perceived as a visualization of barriers that divide different aspects of life on personal, social, and global levels. The shapes forming frames and gaps between them may symbolize how boundaries influence our perception of the world and our interactions with others.


The complexity of forms and lines

in the painting may also reflect internal and external conflicts that arise from establishing and crossing boundaries. These lines can also symbolize paths, new roads that are often forged

in difficult circumstances.


The painting subtly but clearly depicts the interaction between order and chaos, between control and freedom. Both tangible and abstract boundaries

in the painting prompt reflections

on where our individual spaces end

and communal spaces begin. These reflections are framed within the context of coexistence.

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 (w ramie)

40 x 40 x 2 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.9 (bez ramy)

Inventory G100
Availability Reservation