The painting addresses the theme

of exploration and discovery.

The composition is built from

a series of repeating forms

of human figures, greatly simplified.


A complex and multilayered composition, with elements that seem to be part

of a larger, unknown mechanism.

The arrangement of forms may suggest an analytical process that is part

of the search, both in a physical

and metaphorical sense.

It's a metaphor for the research process, the cognitive path, explorations, attempts to find answers. And even a spiritual journey, where individual shapes,

of varying sizes, symbolize different stages and choices.


This image may also provoke reflection on where we search, how often we seek something beyond our own boundaries, whether in a geographical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual sense. Do we find answers?


“Quests” encourage contemplation

on our personal journeys, discovering unknown areas. And also on how

our searches affect our relationships

with others and our perception

of the surrounding reality.

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

84 x 104 x 4 cm / 33.1 x 40.9 x 1.6 (framed)

80 x 100 x 2 cm / 31.5 x 39.4 x 0.8 (without frame)

Inventory G051
Availability in private collection