Thursday, September 15, 2022

ACEO Clowns #237 & #238 "Pulguita & Timbico"


Clown #237 "Pulguita, Clown #238 Timbico"

acrylic on paper,

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2022

Micheli de Oliveira dos Santos and Mika Marques are a Brasilian clown duo known by their stage name as "Pulguita & Timbico".

When Micheli was a young girl she went to see a show in Bento-Gonçalven theater she was hypnotized by the ambiance, the lights, the actors and the magic. After that day her future was going to change. 

Her family could not afford theater classes. So she had to raise her artistic level through hours and hours of self-teaching, without spending. Until one day she got her first job, whose salary helped her get on the path of theatricality. But the real turning point was in Porto Alegre, in a workshop that lasted a week, with Spanish clown Iván Prado, who directed "Pallasos en Rebeldia". Micheli invested in herself, took the clown course and became a wonderful clown!

Then, in 2014, Cia Espicula was born, which clown Pulguita (Micheli) started to play forward in Caxias do Sul, with clown Timbico (Mika), the two of them getting by with circus acts, workshops, theater, and lots of clowning - a professional initiative that today has become their exclusive livelihood. 

"Pulguita & Timbico"


work in progress

Saturday, September 3, 2022

ACEO Clown Portrait #236 "Sito Rivelino"


ACEO Clown #236 "Sito Rivelino"

2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)

ACEO Clown portrait #236 is inspired by a wonderful circus clown Sito Rivelino (José Luis Santos Oliveira) from Spain. He is the seventh generation of a Spanish clown artist family. Sito started clowning at very young age and performed in many circuses in Europe and around the world. His son Dani Rivelino is a very talented clown as well.

Sito Rivelino

work in progress