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.

The 'Hi-Hat' At The Blue Note

Oil on MDF wood-panel. 78cm x 112cm. 2001. Painted with reference to an onsite 'live' charcoal drawing made at DJ Snowboy's 'Hi-Hat' Jazzdance club, Hoxton Square, London in 1997, from which the composition was lifted.