Robin Clare Art
Robin Clare Contemporary Artist

Dancing words

Jamaica Project

White Noise

Super Villains

Patterns

Tek Weh Yu Self, Acrylic on Paper, 73cm x 53cm



The dancing words series illustrates popular dances that have developed alongside the genre of Jamaican dancehall music. The images combine line drawings of repeated figures illustrating the moves and hand painted text naming the dance.

Jamaican dance styles have been influencing pop culture since the introduction of skanking in late 50's when rocksteady and ska came on to the scene. The emergence of dancehall in the late 70's followed suit with fast moving riddims and lyrical stylings that allowed dancers and choreographers to become an important part of the business of dancehall. The new style was led by Jamaican's god father of dance, Mr Bogle. Soon artists like Elephant Man and Beenie Man were writing lyrics that introduced new dance moves. With almost every new tune there were new moves to perfect. Many of the dance moves like the bogle, willie bounce and dutty wine have crossed over to main stream pop culture around the world especially within the Hip Hop scene. Today Jamaican choreographers like Latonya Style and Kimiko Versatile and dance crews like Ghetto Legacy, to name but a few, continue to enrich the genre with their creativity.

Dutty Wine, Acrylic on Paper, 73cm x 53cm
Skip to My Lou, Acrylic on Paper, 73cm x 53cm
Hot Patty Wine, acrylic on paper, 73cm x 53cm
Nuh Linga, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm Wine Yu Waist, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm Willy Bounce, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm Row di Boat, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50cm x 40cm by Robin Clare Gully Creepa, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm Dutty Wine, Acrylic &; Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm Dash Wata, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm Wacky Dip, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm Thunder Clap, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm Bogle, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm Boasy Step, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm Signal di Plane, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50cm x 40cm by Robin Clare Parachute, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50cm x 40cm by Robin Clare Pon di River, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50cm x 40cm by Robin Clare

Tek Weh Yu Self, Acrylic on Paper, 73cm x 53cm - Sold

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Dutty Wine, Acrylic on Paper, 73cm x 53cm - Sold Skip to My Lou, Acrylic on Paper, 73cm x 53cm - Sold Hot Patty Wine, acrylic on paper, 73cm x 53cm - Sold Nuh Linga, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm - Sold
Wine Yu Waist, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm - Sold
Willy Bounce, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm - Sold
Row Di Boat, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm - Sold
Gully Creepa, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm - Sold
Dutty Wine, Acrylic &; Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm - Sold
Dash Wata, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm
Wacky Dip, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm - Sold
Thunder Clap, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm - Sold
Bogle, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm - Sold
Boasy Step, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm
Signal Di Plane, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm - Sold
Parachute, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm - Sold
Pon Di River, Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 50 cm x 40cm - Sold
Butterfly, Acrylic on paper, 50cm x 40cm - Sold
Dip and Come Up, Acrylic on Paper, 50cm x 40cm - Sold
© Robin Clare