Che è la monade1996 / oil, acrylic, hardboard / 40 x 50 cm / no. 0005 Licence 3.0    Wróć
In philosophy, the monad is simple substance, a basic unit. Makowski questions the nature of this autonomous totality and offers a range of possible answers: a female figure, a geometric figure, or, quite simply, a written word. Makowski’s highly erudite paintings are a challenge for the viewer. “Deciphering them requires a special effort of imagination and knowledge. For an uninitiated viewer, they are like coded stenographic records, labyrinths without exit, riddles without solution,” writes Prof. Małgorzata Kitowska-Łysiak about Makowski’s work.