“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