Tuesday, May 28, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #116 "Clown Edouardissimo"

Clown #116 "Clown Edouardissimo"
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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 ACEO clown portrait #116 is inspired by "Clown  Edouardissimo" (Edouard Neumann) from Russia. His father took him on stage for the first time at age of five  but then became more interested in wrestling and boxing. At twelve, a friend took him to the pantomime theater of Penza and he loved it. He mastered his craft for four years at the Kiev Circus School in Ukraine.  With Sergej Maslennikow, he toured as a duo "KGB clowns" (an abbreviation for "art of gesture and movement") quite successfully around the world. At the moment he is performing at the famous Roncalli Circus. I watches his clips on YouTube, here is the link.

"Clown  Edouardissimo" 

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #115 "Anatoli Akerman"

Clown #115 "Anatoli Akerman" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO clown portrait #115 is inspired by "Anatoli Akerman", an amazingly talented and unique  clown, physical actor  originally from Russia. He had his studies in Ukraine as a mime artist, learnt juggling and tap dancing as well. Later on he moved to Israel.  He was awarded in a Circus festival in Jaffa. 2003 till 2012 he worked at Cirque du Soleil and traveled many places in the world. Since 2014 He is working at Circus Roncalli and touring in Europe. He was in the movie "Dumbo" by Tim Burton. He has a website and instagram @anatoliakerman , fb page. I watched his act  on Youtube, it is hilarious, you will like it too, for sure,  here is the link.

"Anatoli Akerman"  Foto: Oliver K├Ârting

Finishing up

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Friday, May 24, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #114 "Gensi"

Clown #114 "Gensi" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO clown portrait #114 is inspired by a very unique white face clown "Gensi" aka Fulgenci Mestres Bertran from Spain. Gensi studied dramatic art at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and graduated in the Superior Conservatory of Music of the Liceu in interpretation of singing and violin. He has been clowning since 1996. In 2005 he started to work at famous Circus Roncalli with the role of the white clown who acts as a counterpart to Augustus, played by David Larible (He is on my painting list). According to Mestres, his task is not to "make people laugh", but to bring poetry to the track of the circus. I watched a YouTube clip of his act at Circus Roncalli, it's really good. See this link. Also you can follow his instagram at @gensiclown  to find out more about him.

Gensi at Circus Roncalli

Making of Gensi

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Monday, May 20, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #113 "Carillon"

Clown #113 " Carillon" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO clown portrait #113 is inspired by "Carillon", a Victorian clown personified by Paolo Casanova from Italy. Paolo since his childhood wanted to become a clown in a circus. Before becoming a professional clown, he used to work as a model car designer for a well known Italian company in Turin. But he made his choice and quit his day job and started to work as clown. His dream came true, now he is performing at one of the best circuses in the world, "Circus Roncaldi". Carillon doesn't talk in his act. He is a poetic, shy and a very curious kind of a clown. He creates all his steampunk toys and machines.  Oh! Also he is great with bubbles. You must watch his trailer video on YouTube. Also check his instagram at @paolocarillon.

Carillon is performing at Cirus Roncaldi

work in progress


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Friday, May 17, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #112 "Charlie"

Clown #112 "Charlie" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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 ACEO clown portrait #112 is a homage to a very famous Italian-English clown "Charlie Cairoli" (1910-1980)  aka Hubert Jean Charles . He was born in Milan, Italy in a travelling circus family of  French origin. He started his performing career at age 7. His father was clown as well. He met Violetta Fratellini (the daughter of famous clown Paul Fratellini) at the Cirque Medrano.  She was  acrobatic act performer. The couple got married soon after and had three kids. Cairoli was distinguished in his act by wearing a red nose and a Charlie Chaplin-style bowler hat, eyebrows, and costume, and a mustache slightly larger than Chaplin's. He performed at Blackpool Tower Circus every summer season for forty years, a world record for the most performances at a single venue.

Charlie Cairoli with his marionettte

work in progress



Monday, May 13, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #111 "Gino Cumeezi"

Clown #111 "Gino Cumeezi" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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This sympathetic face, ACEO clown portrait #111 is inspired by  "Gino Cumeezi" aka Eric Trules . He was founder and director NYC’s Resident Clown Troupe, the Cumeezi Bozo Ensemble in the late 70's which was a unique, a professional company of silent white faced performers dedicated to bringing "Free Public Laughs" to the residents of the city. More info at this website. Mr. Trules is not performing as a clown anymore. He was teaching at USC  in the School of Dramatic Arts for 31 years until he quit his job a few years ago.  I watched his talk at TEDx "The train of opportunity" and liked it very much.

Gino in NYC in the 70's.
(Thanks to Mr. Trules allowing me to share these pictures)

work in progress

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Friday, May 10, 2019

New Linocut Print! "Welcome to my corner"

"Welcome to my corner" 
Limited Edition Linocut Print, 
6" x 8", water-based ink on paper, 2019
€50
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Last weekend on Saturday the 4th, I participated to an international printmaking event called "Print Day in May".  A few days in advance  to this event, I created a Pierrot clown drawing and carved on a lino sheet to print. While I was working on it I shared it on social networks with the hashtag #Printdayinmay2019. This was my second participation to this event. Later on I checked the hashtag and  It was really nice to see what other print-makers did. 

work in progress

On my Patreon page "Bip the Clown" patrons get every month 1 original linocut print, 2 ACEO Originals, 8 printed clown portraits. And each 12th month, additionally they receive an original artwork also. This is a really great deal for collectors. Total value is more than $100 (it becomes 50% discount, and includes shipping & handling with registered mail). Available to 2 more patrons for a limited time only.

Bip the Clown patron reward

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #110 "Clown Bobbo"

Clown #110 "Clown Bobbo" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
SOLD

ACEO Clown Portrait #110 is inspired by very sweet and funny circus clown "Clown Bobbo" from England. He has being clowning since 5 years old and coming from a very old circus family. He'll be celebrating his 33th year of clowning in this September. His clown look is referred to by some as European style auguste. Bobbo calls himself as "Bobbo Roberts Professional Fool" on his facebook page. He is a member of The Grand Order of the Water Rats, this is an organisation for entertainers and people related to showbiz. Bobbo is married and he has two sons. I had the privileged to meet him on an online chat and he was so kind to give me information about his clowning career. Hope to see his show one day. 

Bobby 'Bobbo' Roberts Jr.

work in progress

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #109 "Olivia the clown"

Clown #109 "Olivia the clown" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
SOLD
ACEO Clown Portrait #109 is inspired by a young and talented lady clown "Olivia the clown", from Los Angeles , USA. I came across to her instagram page  and her liked clowning pictures. On her profile info she says  "Follow Olivia the clown as she makes friends and dreams come true". 

"Olivia the clown" 
work in progress

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #108 "Buffo"

Clown #108 "Buffo" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown Portrait #108 is inspired by a very unique and talented clown called "Buffo" aka Howard Buten, an american clown living in France. He was graduated from Ringling Bros. He is also a violin & trumpet player, a book author and a psychologist. He tours frequently in major European cities and many African countries. For more info visit his website

Buffo

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #107 "Ay-ai-ai"

Clown #107 "Ay-ai-ai" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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ACEO Clown Portrait #107 is inspired by clown "Ay-ai-ai" aka Leonid Leikin, a clown, actor, director from Russia. He first appeared on the stage in 1980, when he urgently needed to replace the sick artist, after which he became an actor in the Litsedei theater. After some time working in the theater, Leonid Leikin created his own number with the participation of Polunin - “Nizya”. The number was shown in “Blue light” on the night from 1984 to the 85th year. So glory came to Leikin.

Leonid Leikin was born on June 23, 1961 in Leningrad. In 1999 he moved to Las Vegas, USA and began working at the world's leading Canadian circus du Soleil in a show called Alegria. With this program circus traveled almost all European countries. In 2006, du Soleil invited Leikin to participate in the show "O" (water).In 2008, he staged the show “Zaya” in the framework of the circus du Soleil in China, Macau. Since 2009 He works in Litsedei theater in Russia.

Leonid Leykin & Anvar Libabov

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