Saturday, January 30, 2021

ACEO Clown Portrait #204 "Jonny Bogino"

 

ACEO Clown #204 "Jonny Bogino"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO clown portrait #204 is inspired by a brilliant clown "Jonny Bogino" originally from Rome, Italy, currently living in Barcelona, Spain. Jonny Bogino studied at Accademia D'Arte Circense in Italy. He performed in many famous circuses in Europe, such as Circo Deros, Les Folies Gruss, Cico Raluy, Circus Barum, Cirque Alexandre Bouglione Officiel, Netherlands National Circus, Aqua Circo, Circo Alex Zavatta, Fossett's Circus.  At the moment he is performing at Productores de Sonrisas, a Spanish circus company in Madrid.

"Jonny Bogino"

work in progress

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

ACEO Clown Portrait #203 “Steven the Clown”

 

ACEO Clown #203 “Steven the Clown”  (Steven Muñoz)

Acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½”

Here it is the new ACEO clown portrait! "Steven the Clown" from Lisbon, Portugal. Steven Muñoz is the grandson of famous Portuguese clown Angela Muñoz (see ACEO #161). Steven is the 8th generation of a clown family.  He studied in Accademia D'Arte Circense in Italy and worked on many circuses such as Cirque Medrano, Circo Victor Hugo Cardinali, Le Grand Cirque De St Petersboug, Le grand Cirque sur l'eau, Elmar Kretz Weihnachtscircus Ravensburg, Tom Duffy's Circus,  Circo de Portugal, Cirque Nicolas Zavatta Douchet. At the moment he is performing at Circus Humberto in Prague, Czech Republic.
“Steven the Clown”

work in progress

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

ACEO Clown Portrait #202 “Clown Pepina” (Nicole Bergstraesser)

 


ACEO Clown #202 “Clown Pepina"  Nicole Bergstraesser

Acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½”

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ACEO Clown portrait #202 is inspired by a very cheerful clown "Pepina" aka Nicole Bergstraesser from Berlin, Germany. She is a special educator, psycho-motor child therapist and enthusiastic puppeteer. In addition to her work at a Berlin elementary school, she is currently training to be a child and youth therapist (therapeutic puppet show).

She did her clinical clown training in 2009 in the future workshop Baer / Baer and continues to train clownishly on various occasions. Since 2019 she has been one of the Potsdamer Klinikclowns des Lachen hilft e.V 

"Clown Pepina"


work in progress


Sunday, January 17, 2021

ACEO Clown Portrait #201 “Herr Liebling” aka Heiko Fischer

 

ACEO Clown #201 “Herr Liebling" aka Heiko Fischer

Acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½”

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ACEO Clown portrait #201 is inspired by a very sweet clown “Herr Liebling” aka Heiko Fischer from Leipzig, Germany. Heiko Fischer is a theater pedagogue and he became a clown plays himself through a children's circus, whose clown group he supervised for many years. His clown name “Herr Liebling” ( meaning Mr. Darling) says it all: residents and sisters are ecstatic when he asks them to dance, serenade them or improvise while composing and rhyming. Heiko Fischer is involved as “Herr Liebling” in Clowns & Clowns e.V. in Leipzig and was appointed Ambassador of Warmth in May 2018.  Clowns & Clowns e.V., Leipzig health clowns visit senior citizens in the nursing home and put a smile on children’s faces in the clinic.


Herr Liebling

work in progress



Thursday, January 14, 2021

ACEO Clown Portrait #200 "Silly Millie" aka Millie Bowker

 

ACEO Clown #200 "Silly Millie" aka Millie Bowker

Acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½”

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ACEO Clown portrait #200 is inspired by 14 years old a very young clown girl "Silly Millie" from Tamworth, UK.  Millie is now what is known as a ‘Joey’ or junior clown – one of just a handful in the UK. She is performing with his father "Bibbledy Bob" aka Rob Bowker. Her public engagements so far have included Tamworth Carnival and she has two special outfits for clowning around in. She is no stranger to costume, she has also worked as a Christmas elf and won a Spirit of Tamworth award for her charity work.

Millie says in an interview ; “I will be a better clown than my dad. Mum is a teacher and I want to be a high school teacher when I leave school and just do the clowning as a hobby – so I am following in both of my parents’ footsteps!”


"Bibbledy Bob"  and "Silly Millie"

work in progress

Sunday, January 10, 2021

ACEO Clown Portrait #199 "Bibbledy Bob" aka Rob Bowker

 

ACEO Clown #199 "Bibbledy Bob" aka Rob Bowker

Acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½”

SOLD

ACEO Clown portrait #199 is inspired by a very unique clown "Bibbledy Bob" aka Rob Bowker form Tamworth, UK. Rob Bowker is an actor, clown, radio presenter, DJ, Children's Entertainer & Charity Fundraiser. He is also a member of equity in Clowns International which is the oldest established club for clowns & friends of clowns in UK. See his website http://www.bibbledybob.com/ 


"Bibbledy Bob"

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Friday, January 8, 2021

ACEO Clown #198 PORTRAIT "Alejandra Oviedo"

 

ACEO Clown #198 "Alejandra Oviedo"

Acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½”

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ACEO Clown portrait #198 is inspired by a multidisciplinary clown artist Alejandra Oviedo form Madrid, Spain (originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina).  When she was 17 years old, the Circo de Los Muchachos toured Argentina for 9 months, the first city was Buenos Aires, where it spent 3 months with the show in a tent. She went to see the performance and the magic happened there: entering such a large tent (then they had 2 tracks), numbers of all kinds performed by kids of different ages, about 150 artists who came out with a strength to track they made your hair stand on end. She was especially attracted to the trapeze number, a discipline that I later specialized in [Alejandra also specialized in contortion and figure skating].

That's when she decided that she wanted to do a circus, experience the circus and share that experience and profession with so many artists of different ages. She was auditioned and got selected  for that project.

Later on the Circus moved to Madrid, to Las Ventas, where the Globe a wonderful polyhedral structure was installed. There they spent years representing different shows and also at the same time interspersing tours of Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, etc.

Churry Silva and Alejandra worked in the professional circus troupe and became friends. Later, in 1984, they decided to leave, the two of them and another colleague from the circus, Nacho Silva, to be able to form their own company: Ale-Hop. They had the need to turn everything they had learned and their experiences into something with their own identity, creation and stamp. It has been 36 years since then... Alejandra is also a costume designer and a make-up artist.


"Alejandra Oviedo"

work in progress


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

ACEO CLOWN PORTRAITS #196 & #197 "Valery Kolobov" & "Tatyana Yumaeva"

 

ACEO Clown #196 & #197 "Valery Kolobov" & "Tatiana Yumaeva (Kolobova)"

Acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½”

ACEO Clown portrait #196 is homage to  "Kolobok" aka Valery Dmitrievich Kolobov (1938-2015) form Tyumen, Russia. (father of Dimitry Kolobov) In 1955 he entered the State School of Circus and Variety Arts (GUTSEI) for the first enrollment of the department of clownery and musical eccentrics. At the same time he was admitted to the acting department at VGIK, but in the end he preferred the circus school. Director Alexander Alexandrovich Fedorovich (1899 - 1971) became the mentor in the preparation of the solo clown repertoire. The artist Anel Alekseevna Sudakevich (1906 - 2002) helped a lot in creating the image. The artistic practice took place under the guidance of the famous Pencil (M.N. Rumyantsev). In 1957, together with other students of the clownery department, he participated in the circus performance on Tsvetnoy Boulevard "Youth celebrates", timed to coincide with the Festival of Youth and Students. After graduating from GUTSEI he performed in combined circus programs. From 1959 to 1967 he worked in the Belarusian national team. He used an image, the prototype of which was the hero of Belarusian folklore Nesterka - a clever peasant guy, a cheerful folk craftsman (artistic pseudonym Kolobok). Participated in the illusion attraction A.S. Step-Novozhilova. During that period, he was twice awarded a diploma of the Supreme Soviet of the BSSR. A number of Valery Kolobov's reprises, such as "Water" and "Leg", are based on illusionary tricks.

Valery Kolobov toured a lot around the country and abroad, including in Romania, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Mongolia, France and a number of African countries. In 1986, Valery Kolobov connected his wife Tatyana Yumaeva (b. 21.04.1945) to work on the arena as a clown Chizhik. In 1990, their son Dmitry Kolobov, and later his wife Ekaterina Sycheva), joined the parents' clown duet. In 2008, father and son Kolobovs in the troupe "The Color of Life" of the German circus "Busch - Roland" became laureates of the first international festival of circus arts in Bucharest (Romania), winning first place in the nomination "Best classical circus program".

Valery Kolobov

"Valery Kolobov" & "Tatiana Yumaeva (Kolobova)" an their son Dmitry Kolobov

ACEO Clown #197 is inspired by a very talented acrobat and clown Tatyana Dmitrievna Yumaeva (b. 21.IV.1945) from Russia. (Wife of Valery Kolobov) In the circus since 1953, since 1956 - top in the number "Acrobats-voltigeurs", partner - father. Since 1965 she has been performing the solo "Equilibrium with a trampoline" (created under the hands of his father), demonstrating the most difficult trick combinations with elegant lightness and beauty (for example, standing on a pedestal on his hands, with her right and left hands alternately collects cubes in a pyramid, thrown by assistants with 3 -meter distance, and with the same techniques drops them on the arena). 

Tatyana Dmitrievna Yumaeva is performing with her husband.

work in progress

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