In the body labyrinth III

“In the Body Labyrinth III” by Magdalena Nowatkowska continues the dialogue on the boundaries and corporeality, utilizing the motif of a labyrinth as a metaphor for the complexity of human experience.


The composition is constructed from simple lines and repetitive forms that together create a kind of landscape or map, the titular labyrinth. These lines, though seemingly straightforward, can lead the viewer's gaze on multiple changing paths, suggesting the nonlinear nature of human nature and experiences. The absence of a clear human figure is significant here—what could be interpreted as “the body” is presented abstractly, through space defined by lines. The color scheme, maintained in pink tones, may refer to the human body. The color of the picture frame adds contrast and emphasizes its content, while also serving as a boundary and mode between the work and the external world.


The labyrinth is a place of searching, often associated with inner journey and transformation. In the context of “corporeality,” it may symbolize an attempt to understand and accept one's body as part of identity, which cannot be easily defined or limited.


The title of the series “Limits” may suggest an interest in what divides and what connects, both in a literal and metaphorical sense. Nowatkowska, by creating this image, likely encourages viewers to reflect on their own boundaries—both physical and psychological.


The image may speak to those who are searching for their own path in the labyrinth of social expectations, norms, and their own desires. It is a work that requires time from the viewer for contemplation and allows for many individual interpretations.

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

54 x 54 x 4 / 21.3 x 21.4 x 1.6 (framed)

50 x 50 x 2.3 cm / 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 (without frame)

Inventory G096
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