Thursday, February 21, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #91 "Ruslan Rimanas"

Clown #91 "Ruslan Rimanas"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #91 is inspired by a young talented clown called Ruslan Rimanas from Kazan, Russia. A graduate of the Kazan Theater School, as well as a graduate of the Garden of Fools project - the New Clownery Institute Django Edwards and the Academy of Fools Slava Polunin. The author and clown the author's solo-show “Life N ....” The mini-tour will be in May-June 2020 in Switzerland. To see more visit him on instagram @ruslanrimanas 

Ruslan is performing

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Friday, February 15, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #90 "June the Clown"

Clown #90 "June the Clown" 
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #90 is inspired by a very talented and unique clown "June the Clown" from Nagoya, Japan.  He performs with clown "Canon". He practices dancing, juggling and acrobatics, and pantomime, acting, and makes numerous stage works. For more info see his website. (if the page shows Japanese text, right click on anywhere on the page and choose "Translate to English)

Clown Canon & June the Clown

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Friday, February 8, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #89

Clown #89 
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019

This ACEO clown portrait was a request of a clown from instagram. He asked me kindly to paint his portrait sending me a few pics and later on he supposed to sent me a little info about his clowning career. But It seems like he is busy for some reason, I has been more than a week now and still I didn't get any info from him. So I decided to share the portrait with you and if he sends something I will update this post.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #88 "Mesha T. Clown"

Clown #88 "Mesha T. Clown"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
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Clown #88 is inspired by "Mesha T. Clown" from Michigan, USA. She is not performing anymore, she was a female clown a bit of an oddity if not a certain curiosity when she started clowning, immediately after receiving her degree from University of Michigan in 1974. She mastered mime, juggle, do hat tricks, stilt walk, perform children’s magic, puppetry and twist balloons. Later on she moved to San Francisco and started as clown street performer. She was fortunate to study with Bill Irwin and Larry Pisoni of the Pickle Family Circus. 

In 1977, She partnered with an Auguste clown named Wheatstraw, Jeffrey LaBeouf.  Their act was highlighted with the addition of a trained chicken and two dogs. They called themselves as "Clown Soup" ; the soup that made San Francisco funny. 

In 1978 She left for Paris to attended Ecole Jacques Lecoq, school of mime, movement and theater. She clowned until 1988; street fairs, circus, state fairs, conventions, parties. 

"Mesha T. Clown"

Her clown image was captured and published in two books; including The Great Cities /San Francisco by Time Life Books. She is a long time member of the Circus Historical Society and enjoy history prior to my memories. 

Her birth mother was a performer and traveled with two large carnivals prior to World War II. Recently she is working on her memoir and her work in progress can be found on Facebook.    https://www.facebook.com/skatesonasuitcase


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Sunday, February 3, 2019

New Linocut Print! "Flunky's applause box"


"Flunky's applause box" 
Limited Edition 2 colors Linocut Print, 
6" x 8", water-based ink on paper, 2019
€50
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This is the 8th linocut print for "Flunky the clown" series. This linocut print artwork is  inspired by "Rob Torres" who was International Man of Mirth and a brilliant clown who performed in over 60 countries, passed away suddenly in last June. 

Rob Torres (R.I.P)

I have 2 more Flunky the Clown linocut prints to be completed. If you would like to support my Flunky the clown series, visit my online store at ClickGallery  My wish to create a children book with "Flunky the clown" series. Each print is hand-pulled with linocut printmaking technique and limited with 50 editions.

Monday, January 28, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #87 "Gaby"

Clown #87 "Gaby"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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Clown #87 is homage to "Gaby" aka  Gabriel Aragón Bermúdez  (1920-1995), a Spanish clown, the oldest brother of "Fofó and Miliki". I am sharing a short clip from their famous TV Show "El Gran Circo de TVE" 1973. They were wonderful and talented clowns. Enjoy it!

to watch the clip click on image or
to this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta_if6wCowU

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