“Workshop” from the series “Borrowed Images” by Magdalena Nowatkowska presents a simple yet evocative composition. Against a uniform, dark background, there stretches a horizontal white line, along with two elements: a smaller yellow shape and a larger one. Both deviate from the dominant monochromaticity of the background, injecting life into the minimalist landscape. It's a glimpse of workshop space. Reduced to its essence, the plane hosts a sharp tool.


It's a metaphor for the workplace where valuable things are created, embodying the creative process itself. The choice of colors and use of simple forms reflect a deliberate focus on the essence, referencing the artist's workshop. It's where art emerges from seemingly simple and unassuming elements.


The artwork may inspire the search for beauty in everyday life, in ordinary objects and tools. It celebrates the craftsmanship aspect of art and the significance of the place where art is created.

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

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

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

Inventory Z002
Availability available