Monday, September 24, 2018

ACEO CLOWN PORTRAITS PRINT SET VOLUME 1 is Available Now!

(All the Original ACEOs of Volume 1 is SOLD OUT)
Available to purchase
ACEO Clown Portraits Print Set - Vol 1 (#1 - #20)
€30

Each ACEO has protective plastic sleeve

All ACEO Prints handcut by me

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New Linocut Print "Flunky juggles too"

 
"Flunky juggles too"
Limited Edition 2 color linocut  print
Paper size 6" x 8" ( 15 x 20 cm.)
Image size 4" x 6" (12 x 12 cm.)
€50
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Friday, September 21, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #54 "Rayito"

Clown #54 "Rayito" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
€30

Clown #54  is inspired by a very young and sympatic clown "Rayito" AKA "Sunshine" from Mission, TX, USA. He is professionally clowning around for about 8 years with his parents. He said to me that he learnt everything about clowning from his parents and he is a balloon twister artist and cartoonist, as well. His instagram @clown_rayito .

Work in progress

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #53 "Taffy the Clown"

Clown #53 "Taffy the Clown" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #53  is inspired by a very cute clown "Taffy the Clown" from Milledgeville, GA, USA. Her speciality is children's parties, She has lots of talent such as face painting, balloon twisting, magic, puppetry, dancing, live music and games. Her instagram name is @_taffytheclown_ I really enjoyed painting her portrait. She has a beautiful face and a great clown make up. 

"Taffy the Clown"

work in progress

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Another Linocut Print! "Flunky plays concertina"

"Flunky plays concertina"
Limited Edition 2 color linocut  print
Paper size 6" x 8" ( 15 x 20 cm.)
Image size 4" x 6" (12 x 12 cm.)
€50
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work in progress

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #52 "Iván Skinfill"

Clown #52 "Iván Skinfill" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
€30
Clown #52 is inspired by a very talented clown "Iván Skinfill" from Quintana Roo, México. A while ago he sent me a DM on instagram asking if I could paint his miniature portrait. I really enjoy painting portraits of wonderful and talented clowns, especially living clowns!  His instagram name is @ivan_skinfill_entertainer 


Iván Skinfill

work in progress

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #51 "Goonzy the Clown"

Clown #51 "Goonzy the Clown" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
€30
Clown #51 is inspired by a very sympatic clown "Goonzy" from Tempe, Arizona, also known locally as "The Godfather of Clowns". He has been clowning around since 2011 and he does balloon animals, face painting, magic tricks, guitar Sing-A-Longs and play party games with the kids.

Goonzy the Clown

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #50 "Leonid Yengibarov"

Clown #50 "Leonid Yengibarov" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
SOLD

Clown #50 is homage to Leonid Yengibarov (1935-1972) a Russian/Armenian clown who created the poetic, intellectual clownery, which made spectators think, not only laugh. He graduated from Circus school with skills in juggling, acrobatics, and hand balancing. After graduation in 1959 he moved to Yerevan and joined the Armenian state circus. By the end of the 1960s he was known as one of the best clowns in the country and in the countries of the Eastern bloc. 

His circus career came to a halt in 1971: he left the State Circus when his partner was banned from international touring. He created a Variety Pantomime Theatre instead.However officially he was forbidden to call his company “theatre”, only allowed to use the term “troupe”. He managed to stage only a single piece, “Star Rain” before his untimely death from a massive heart attack at age 37. His work continues influencing other artists including Slava Polunin.
Leonid Yengibarov

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Clown #49 "Palyaço Pul" aka Fuat Onan

Clown #49 "Palyaço Pul" aka Fuat Onan
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
€30
Clown #49 is inspired by a brilliant and eccentric Turkish clown called "Palyaço Pul" aka Fuat Onan from Istanbul, Turkey. Palyaço Pul is performing at streets and stages for about 30 years. Besides performing his clown character he works as an actor, does clown workshops and teaches yoga as well.  

Palyaço Pul is performing at Istanbul. 

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Monday, August 27, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #48 "The Sunshine Clown" aka Oleg Popov

Clown #48 "The Sunshine Clown", aka Oleg Popov
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018$
€30
Clown #48 is homage to Oleg Popov a Russian clown known for "The Sunshine Clown" (1930-2016). He studied acrobatics, juggling, and other circus skills in Moscow Circus School, graduating in 1949. He toured extensively around the world in subsequent years with the Moscow Circus. In Australia, he was named King of Moomba. Popov performed as a clown, combining his talents as a mime, a tightrope walker, and a juggler. At the 8th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo in 1981, he received the coveted Gold Clown award as a tribute to his stellar career.

Oleg Popov

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #47 "Charlie"

Clown #47 "Charlie", acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
€30

Clown #47 is homage to Charlie Rivel (1896 – 1983), an internationally known Spanish circus clown. His parents were circus artists as well. He debuted at the age of three and formed the group Los Rivels with his brothers. He took his artistic first name from Charlie Chaplin whom he encountered first in 1910. Each respected the other. Legend has it that Chaplin later asked him: "Is it you who imitate me or I who imitate you?". He later discovered his definitive routine, featuring a chair, a guitar and a long jersey.

Charlie's guitar and chair performance

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

New Linocut Print! "Flunky enjoys spinning"

"Flunky enjoys spinning"
Limited Edition 2 color linocut  print
Paper size 6" x 8" ( 15 x 20 cm.)
Image size 4" x 6" (12 x 12 cm.)
€50
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work in progress


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Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #46 "Sasha"

Clown #46 "Sasha", acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
SOLD

Clown #46 is a talented circus performance artist called clown "Sasha" from Warsaw, Poland . He works in Gmünder Weihnachtscircus in Germany. Actually he sent me a message through facebook after I posted an ACEO clown painting at the "International Clowns & Friends" group saying "Hello, someday maybe you'll draw me" and he sent a few photos of him and links to his performances as well. That was very sweet :)

 Sasha Sorokin




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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #45 "Annie Fratellini"

Clown #45 "Annie Fratellini", acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
€30

Clown #45 is homage to French clown Annie Fratellini (1932 – 1997). She is the granddaughter of Paul Fratellini and wife of famous French clown Pierre Étaix. in 1974, Annie and Pierre set up the Annie Fratellini Circus School where she was its artistic director. The Fratellini Circus School was the first circus school in her native France, and has trained hundreds of performers worldwide, as well as inspiring numerous other circus schools — now over 200 in France. Both Annie and her school were an influence on the creators of the Big Apple Circus and Cirque du Soliel.

Annie Fratellini

She was an unforgettable clown, with her round face like a white moon, and one of the world’s rare female concertina players, the little accordion of clowns. A tireless and generous communicator of knowledge, she made it possible for young people to enter the profession. She welcomed circus people in search of somewhere to rehearse and perform. She also founded the private Fratellini vocational Lycee [High School], a unique institution which trained its students for backstage circus jobs (erecting the Big Top, artist’s equipment – trapeze, high wire, apparatus – lighting, sound systems, carpentry, metalwork) while introducing them to the artistic disciplines.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #44 "Yoyo"

Clown #44 "Yoyo", acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
€30

Clown #44 is homage to famous French clown "Yoyo" aka Pierre Étaix (1928- 2016), he was also actor, a cartoonist and film director who won an Oscar for his short film Heureux anniversaire (1962).

Etaix was born in 1928 in Roanne, in the Loire region of France. His childhood ambition was to become a clown, and so he studied music, dancing, gymnastics and magic. In 1953, he moved to Paris to work in cabarets and as a cartoonist. Pierre Étaix was a continuation of the great masters of slapstick and the comedy film the silent era such as Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Harry Langdon, Max Linder, Charlie Chaplin, and Laurel and Hardy. He was married with Annie Fratellini, the granddaughter of a famous clown and a member of the Fratellini circus family. Etaix and Annie founded the first circus school in France. 

"Yoyo" aka Pierre Étaix

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #43 "Karcocha"

Clown #43 "Karcocha", acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
€30

Clown #43 is inspired by a Chilean street performer called "Karcocha", a silent clown character looks like a modern harlequin created by Gerardo Castro. Karcocha is performing his fantastic street mime all over the world more than 2 decades. His performance begins spontaneously with full of imagination and people become part of his improvisational acting. He is absolutely genius clown artist. To see more about work in progress pictures of my ACEO Clown portraits visit my Patreon Page. If you enjoy my artworks please consider sponsoring my clown portraits project. May aim is to be able to create as many clowns portraits and try to bring a little attention to this disappearing beautiful art of clowning and to its hard worker clowns.

Karcocha



Monday, July 30, 2018

ACEO Clown Portraits #41 and #42 "Morro & Jasp"



Morro & Jasp
Clown #41, #42 "Morro & Jasp", acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(Morro) €30
(Jasp) €30

Clown #41 and Clown #42 are inspired by "Morro and Jasp", hilarious clown sisters from Toronto, Canada @morroandjasp (IG). Their characters created by Heather Marie Annis (Morro), Amy Lee (Jasp), Byron Laviolette (Director). I discovered them through Toronto Clown Festival's website and later on  I watched them on their Youtube Channel. Morro and Jasp are really funny and brilliant!  They are clowning around over the course of a decade and Recently they performed at Toronto Fringe Festival with a new show called "Morro & Jasp: Save the Date". More info at their website.

Morro & Jasp 

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