Monro may be referring to a theory by Russian philosopher Pyotr Uspensky with the title of this work. Upensky’s theory was that our consciousness of the world in three-dimensions was as a result of an incomplete ‘space sense’, and that we could actually expand into a fourth dimension, creating a new ‘cosmic consciousness’. This theory inspired the work of many Russian artists working in the avant-garde, including Kazimir Malevich. Monro’s screenprint features a man’s head, seemingly suspended in space, staring out at the viewer with an intense gaze.
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Screenprint on paper 63.5 x 68.6 cm © Nicholas Monro
Born in London, 1936, Nicholas Monro is an English sculptor, print-maker and art teacher, well known for both his brightly coloured prints and his large scale fiberglass sculptures. He is one of the few British pop artists who specialises in both sculpture and print.