The figure, though abstract, contains elements reminiscent of the shape

and form of the human body. Oversized eyes, characteristic of characters

from this series, emerge from behind

the figure. And the background merges into her, becoming part of her, her back, head, hair.


Lines sometimes connect, sometimes separate elements of the painting, symbolizing the dynamics

of interpersonal relationships. “Penetration” suggests the mutual influence of people on each other,

their emotions, and actions.

It's a call to contemplate what connects us, as well as the subtle yet powerful forces that divide and strongly influence our lives and relationships with others.


In the context of the painting “Penetration,” boundaries

can be interpreted as variable

and permeable, reflecting

the theme of the merging

of different aspects of life

and experiences. The boundaries between different emotional, social,

or even political states become blurred, highlighting the complexity

and multidimensionality of human experience, especially in times of conflict and unrest.


The author explores the fluidity

of boundaries on multiple levels.

She analyzes the complexity

of interpersonal relationships

and the emotional and social aspects

of human life. This is a painting

that encourages reflection

on the merging of different spheres of life and their impact on individual

and collective experiences.

Series Limits
Year completed 2022
Autor Magdalena Nowatkowska
Technique Acrylic on cotton canvas

104 x 74 x 4 cm / 40.9 x 40.9 x 1.6 (framed)

100 x 70 x 2 cm / 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 (without frame)

Inventory G008
Availability available