In Space

The painting “In Space” consists of simple forms and linear elements that clearly separate different color areas. The central part of the painting, in blue, is surrounded by a frame in shades of brown, red, and green, adding depth and contrast to the composition. A thin, horizontal line cuts through the blue area, symbolizing a possible barrier or bridge connecting different zones.


Such a structure can be interpreted as a visual metaphor for boundaries—both physical and emotional—that define and divide the spaces in which we operate. The blue area in the center, being the largest and most dominant, may symbolize personal space or inner peace, surrounded by external forces.


The red line surrounding the blue area may suggest the dynamics and tension often accompanying the establishment and crossing of boundaries. The green and brown lines, on the other hand, introduce an element of balance and stability, suggesting that boundaries can also serve a protective function.


In the context of the artist's response to wartime anxieties in her series, the painting can be interpreted as a meditation on the ways in which boundaries impact our perceptions of safety and chaos. This work raises questions about how boundaries, both those created by us and those imposed upon us, shape our experiences and relationships with others.

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 G099
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