Oscar Romp

"Interesting and intelligent."
Rory Logsdail
Lisson Gallery

London East Aids Network


In 2002/03 I was once again commissioned by the Krattiger Rennison Trust to work as resident artist, this time for London East Aids Network.

During the resulting workshops and seminars with LEANís clients and staff, I concentrated on nurturing participants as artists in their own right.

Rather than just teaching them random skills and techniques, I tried to draw out of them the images that they really wanted to make.

Parallel to this, participants modelled for a series of action portraits which now decorate LEANís Walthamstowe premises.

Action portraiture of LEAN workshop participants — oil on canvas/wood panel by Oscar Romp

Original artwork by LEAN workshop participants — pastel on paper 42cm by 29cm