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