Monday, December 20, 2021

ACEO Clown Portrait #232 "Sabouny"

 

ACEO Clown #232 "Sabouny" 

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #232 is inspired by a wonderful Lebanese humanitarian clown named "Sabouny" (Sabine Choucair).  Sabine has qualifications in performing arts from London and social therapy from New York,  she has been working with different communities around the world since 2006.

She is co-founder of "Clown Me In" in Lebanon and Mexico, a group using the art of clowning to fight social injustice. She is a member of Clowns Without Borders USA spreading joy and laughter among disadvantaged communities. She’s the artistic director of the International Institute for Very Very Serious Studies a performance training program in Beirut focusing on social street theater as well as the Caravan street theater productions that take refugee and human rights stories to more than 100 communities in Lebanon and Tunisia and Europe.

Sabine is an RSA fellow and the first female clown to receive the “Premio Clown Nel Cuore” award in Italy.

See more info at "Clown Me In" website.

Sabouny is performing with a Syrian refugee kid. April 2021
Photo is courtesy of Sabine Choucair archive at instagram.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

ACEO Clown Portrait #231 "Pimbim"


 ACEO Clown #231 "Pimbim" (Valdir Leal)

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #231 is inspired by a white face clown called "Pimbim" (Valdir Leal) originally from Água branca, Alagoas in Brazil. Clown Pimbim has been performing as professional clown for more than 25 years. He was working for the private schools, companies and  public places. As beeing a white face clown artist his style is naive but provoking and surprising. He is influenced by the great master Chaplin. Valdir Leal also published a book called "Andarilho do riso" (Laughter walker) last year. It is available in Portuguese language. see the Amazon link here. To get the latest news about him follow him on instagram @pimbim_oficial 

"Pimbim" (Valdir Leal)

Valdir Leal's book "Andarilho do riso" (Laughter walker)

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

ACEO Clown Portrait #230 "Pancracio"

 



ACEO Clown #230 "Pancracio" (Fernando Alvarez) 

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #230 is inspired by a wonderful august clown called "Pancracio" (Fernando Alvarez) originally from Jerez de La Frontera in southern  Spain but he has been settled many years ago in the French capital Paris. in Spain circus was at his peak and there were many talented clowns with lots of success. Getting the inspiration from these clown starts such as Emy, Goti y Cañamon, the Andreu Rivels, Ramper, Popey, Los Hermanos Tonetti, Pompoff y Thedy and many more, Fernando wanted to be a clown at very young age.

He was twelve when he joined the Muchachos’ circus school in 1967, where he was trained in all forms of basic acrobatics and other circus specialties, and was naturally cast as a clown, under the name of PancracioIn the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Circo de los Muchachos embarked into an international tour that took them all over Europe, and then to the United States, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, and Japan.

In the late 80's he associated with Manolo Martini(Los Martini-Llata), Johny Diaz to join him and form a new trio, the Trio Llata. Together, they worked with the Spanish Circus Ringland, of the Raluy family, in a tour that took them to Western and Central Africa until José Llata decided to retire. Later on, Fernando went to Paris and married a French girl whom he had met and fell in love with in 1970 when he was with the Muchachos at the Grand Palais. Since 1983 he settled in Paris and continues clowning and making people happy.

Pancracio at his make up (c. 2000) Photo: Fernando Alvarez Archive

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Monday, November 1, 2021

ACEO Clown Portrait #229 "Clown Titus"

 


ACEO Clown #229 "Clown Titus" (Thierry Saelens)
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #229 is inspired by a very poetic white face clown called "Clown Titus" (Thierry Saelens) from Steenvoorde, France. Thierry has been performing as Clown Titus since 2009. He created an entertainment group with his siblings. His specialty is balloon sculpting and he is really good at it. Recently he is performing at his own show, an unusual orchestrated futuristic play. Visit his website  or instagram page to see videoclips and more pictures.

Clown Titus

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

ACEO Clown Portrait #228 "Davro the Clown"

 

ACEO Clown #228 "Davro the Clown"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #228 is inspired by a fantastic clown  called "Davro the Clown" (Darren Spiers) from Glasgow, UK. Darren has been performing his magic show "Magic with Davro" over ten years. He performed as clown in UK circuses as well. He says he has always been into clowns since age of 4. He trained in USA with Ringling Bros Clowns. On his fb page  "Magic with Davro" you can get the updates.  He does balloon modelling, organizes mini disco party games as well. 

Clown Davro

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

ACEO Clown Portrait #227 "Clown Sem"

 

ACEO Clown #227 "Clown Sem"
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #227 is inspired by a very young and talented clown "Clown Sem" (Sem De Vries) from Meppel, Netherlands.

When Sem was 4 years old he went to a circus and he thought the clown was fantastic so he started clowning around since then and at age 9 he ended up at Circus Renz international where he was allowed to participate in the shows. He did a lot of performances at companies and partying until he was asked for a small tour of 7 weeks where he was the clown and filled the program he did a total of 8 things in the ring and he got a lot of advertising and good reviews. Sem is so much more built up and now during his school holidays He is a clown at circus Renz international and he wants to continue to do so. He is a musical clown as he can play several music instruments. 

Sem De Vries

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