Using screen printing techniques, Monro captures the vivacity and energy of ballroom dancers in completion in his striking pop art print. Screen printing is a technique where mesh is used to transfer ink onto a surface – layers of ink can be built up, with some areas protected from saturation by blocks or ink-resistant coatings. Monro used solid block colours for his pop art prints, to achieve a feeling of depth on the flat surface.
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Screenprint on paper 80.6 x 67.3 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.