Oscar Romp

Figurative Artist


Uk Jazz-funk-soul

I call these images 'unstill lives'. Drawing people in movement, on a musical wave-length. They are the opposite of 'still life' painting, - (the painting of silent and 'still' bowls of fruit and flowers)... Compositions of dancers and venues made ‘live’ on location in jazz, soul and funk clubs in London, Uk and Beyond. 1990-2020. Fuelled by participation and observation. The images catch or court the spirit and atmosphere of the music and dance of each specific event.


Made in the studio in 2007, with ref. to earlier 'live' charcoal drawings made on site in the Bacardi B-Bar at Southport Weekender. The original 'Redman' is in the collection of Sacha Bernardis.I made a copy using identical materials, which is still in my possession. The Giclee prints are made from the original 1st version. Pastel on Canson paper. 75cm x 55cm. 2007