In the body labyrinth II

The painting “In the body labyrinth II”

by Magdalena Nowatkowska from

the “Limits” series depicts abstract, linearly defined forms that can be interpreted as a complex labyrinth

of human identity. The color scheme

is subdued, dominated by shades

of beige with accents of black

and occasional elements in yellow,

which may symbolize lights or reference points.

Lines are the guiding element

of the composition, emphasizing contours and boundaries, and their curves may evoke human silhouettes. Thus, the work can be interpreted

as an exploration of interpersonal spaces, personal boundaries,

and the individual's relationship

with the surrounding world.


The labyrinth can be a metaphor for life's journey, full of twists and decision points.Operating within abstraction, Nowatkowska may encourage the viewer to reflect on their own life

and experiences, which are often

as complex and layered as the labyrinth depicted on the canvas.
In the context of “bodies,” the lines may also symbolize physical or social constraints and definitions

that we impose upon them.

Overall, this work is open

to interpretation, and its minimalism

and limited color palette further enhance

the universality of its message, allowing each viewer to have their own individual reading of the painting.

Series Limits
Year completed 2024
Autor Magdalena Nowatkowska
Technique Acrylic on cotton canvas

34 x 34 x 4 / 13.4 x 13.4 x 1.7 (framed)

30 x 30 x 2 cm / 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.9 (without frame)

Inventory G095
Availability sold