“Observers” depicts pairs of eyes scattered across the canvas. A simple motif, repeated multiple times, creates

a complex pattern. The eyes do not focus on a single point but are dispersed

in various directions, giving a sense

of being watched. Different colors, similar but not identical shapes, and the varying sizes of the eyes symbolize the diversity of people. Thus, the diversity

of their feelings, experiences, perspectives,

and imaginations. Each pair of eyes belongs to a different person

with their own history, emotions, and view

of the world. Each is looking, but does

it see? Observe?


The artist encourages reflection

on how we perceive others

and how we are perceived

by the world around us.


This work may provoke thoughts about our place in society. About the ways

in which we are seen

and see others, and our mutual awareness. “Observers” reminds

us of the human need for observation, understanding, and being noticed.

In the broader context of the “Borders” series, this painting can be interpreted

as a commentary on the theme

of boundaries in interpersonal communication, where gaze and look are often the first “limits” we cross. To see and to make contact.

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

74 x 54 x 4 cm / 29.1 x 21.3 x 1.6 (framed)

70 x 50 x 2 cm / 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 (without frame)

Inventory G054
Availability in private collection