Echoes of presence I

“Echoes of Presence I” by Magdalena Nowatkowska is a painting that can be perceived as a continuation of the exploration of corporeality and boundaries. This time, using more subtle means of expression. The delicate texture of the painting captures attention, suggesting depth and complexity beneath the apparent simplicity of the white surface.


The composition is based on recurring elements that can be interpreted as outlines of bodies. These are minimalistic, abstracted human forms. The artist aims to depict bodies in a way that transcends literal representation, exploring more universal and essential aspects of human existence. These recurring motifs may also suggest rhythm and movement, and their subtle differences and irregularities may reflect individuality within unity.


The whiteness of the painting is not devoid of color; rather, it represents the fullness of light, encompassing all colors of the spectrum. This can be perceived as a metaphor for the entirety of bodily experience, which is not limited to individual aspects but encompasses the entirety of being.


“Echoes of Presence” may be an invitation to contemplate what we see and how we interpret what may seem invisible or elusive at first glance. It is a narrative about closeness and presence.

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

33 x 43 x 5 cm / 13 x 16.9 x 1.9 (framed)

30 x 40 x 2 cm / 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 (without frame)

Inventory G075
Availability available