Friday, January 8, 2021

ACEO Clown #198 PORTRAIT "Alejandra Oviedo"


ACEO Clown #198 "Alejandra Oviedo"

Acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½”


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

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