Noel Fielding – The Artist

As you all know, since late 2012 I have found new celebrity crush…His name is Noel Fielding. I have introduced him as Comedian…But he actually has more talent than just being funny.

First, let’s see all these photo to explain who he is (or what he does for living)

This is Noel Fielding as the Captain in Never Mind The Buzzcocks, the show that makes me realized how funny he is.

Noel - NMtB

This is Noel Fielding in The Mighty Boosh as the flamboyant Vince Noir. The Mighty Boosh is his glorious time along with his comedy partner, Julian Barratt. It’s a shame I didn’t know about this amazing comedy show years ago. I found it after NMTB.

Noel - Boosh
Vince Noir and Howard Moon

This is Noel Fielding as a stand up comedian.

Noel - Stand up
Noel is doing a stand up wearing costume of the character in his TVshow, Luxury Comedy.

This is Noel Fielding as a temporary Bassist in Robot in Disguise (a band)

Noel - Basist

And now, I am going to introduce you to Noel Fielding – The Artist.

“I had always drawn, every day as long as I had held a pencil, and just assumed everyone else had too…Art had saved me and helped me fit in…Art was always my saving grace…Comedy didn’t come until much later for me. I’ve always tried to combine the two things, art and comedy, and couldn’t make a choice between the two. It was always my ambition to make comedy with an art-school slant, and art that could be funny instead of po-faced.”

~Noel Fielding

Noel has a degree in fine art. He went to Croydon Art College and was tutored by Dexter Dalwood. He is inspired by Jean Michel Basquiat and Karel Apels. His visual practice includes drawing, painting, collage and multimedia installation.

He has done two exhibitions:
  1. The Psychedelic Dream of The Jellyfox held at Gallery Maison Bertaux in early 2008
  2. Bryan Ferry VS The Jellyfox, also at Gallery Maison Bertaux from 5 July 2010 through to 5 January 2011

Noel is represented by Hooligan Art Dealer.

He also exhibited his arts in an Art Show for Teenage Cancer Trust. He also made a painting titled The Fab Five  for Claire House Children’s Hospice. The painting was sold for £4,200. (Source: Liverpool Echo)

On 6 September 2011, Noel received Honorary Masters Degrees from Buckinghamshire New University for his ongoing interest in the graphics area and support for many art organisations.

In October 2011, He released an art book called ‘Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton‘ … a book I am dying to have. The only way to have this book is buy buying it online. One day, I will have it. Noel produced the book together with his college friend who is also one fifth of The Mighty Boosh, the talented Dave Brown. It features many of his old and new paintings, drawings and photography.

ScrimblingHere’s what people said on Goodreads:

~Becca LaRose

This book is like falling down the rabbit hole of Noel’s mind and attempting to wander around without a tour guide, or at the very least a Cheshire Cat. The artwork is crazy and imaginative. The stories are outrageous and fantastical.
This book is far different than I thought it would be, and that is entirely okay by me! I can’t wait until Noel writes a full on memoir.

~Bob Hartley

Christ, this book’s sick. It makes me want to paint shit on the wall and couple it with senseless phrases. He has that faux-naive knack for saying things without sense or context, but they look and sound witty. I use this book when I’m in a rut with uni work (I do graphic arts).

Here’s a quote from the book:

“I dreamed I was on holiday and a crocodile was in my bathroom wearing my converse trainers. I pushed him into the bath and the water was boiling and the skin came off.”

Another book that featured his artwork is The Mighty Book of Boosh. It contains a lot of Boosh related and very funny. I have read about quarter of it in pdf file because I was curious … but I still want to buy the real book. It is so funny in a Boosh way and full of Noel’s sketch. The cover was painted by Noel.

Boosh Book

Now, I am going to let you see some of Noel’s arts.

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And Here’s Noel with His arts.

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To be honest…I don’t know anything about the art of painting. I only like what I like. My favorite by Noel are definitely the cover of The Mighty Book of Boosh and In The Garden. I also like all his sketches for Boosh characters. As I have said, I know nothing about painting…whether Noel’s art is really good art or not…I absolutely have no idea. Some said he is really good but there are also many who said his art is rubbish.

I have a student who can draw and I think she draws amazingly. She does doodle, the art that I consider as genius because I don’t know where the crazy mixed up comes from. Her name is Dina (you can check some of her doodle in her instagram, tho there are more photos of hers than her drawings 😉 )

Here’s what she said when I shared Noel’s art to her.

Who’s Noel? – found out that that weird and absurd guy my teacher always talks about is actually a genius ARTist. I’m genuinely loving his arts (because as I see he draws surreal things which I do too) and his ideas in almost everything he did/does. He (literally) shows that being weird/absurd/freak is good thing as long you’re still who you are and you love what you’re doing because we’re really free human being! and it gives me another passion and spirit when I draw stuffs which people don’t like or don’t understand or even think that’s not drawing but some ‘garbage’ – so here’s a little messy drawing of Noel Fielding I made 🙂 xx


Now, it’s up to you to think what exactly is Noel’s art…is it really art or just rubbish?

For me…there’s no such think as rubbish art because artists have their own way of looking at the world. Even the amazing Van Gogh was considered as useless painter back then.

I am going to close this appreciation post with Noel talking about his art.


23 Comments Add yours

  1. TBM says:

    Wow he is a man of many talents. His artwork is the typical art that I like, but I wouldn’t call it rubbish by any means. Artist have different ways of presenting what they see in their heads. That’s what makes art exciting. There are so many possibilities.

    1. Novroz says:

      I was a bit surprised too when I found out that Noel is more than a comedian. And when I look up his painting, I quite like it and I know I am not bias because I don’t like them all blindy.

      I think the same way as you, TBM … but there are many who said he is not an artist, he sold his paintings just because he is famous. Even one critic mentioned that he is not worth reviewing an art work.

      1. TBM says:

        That’s pretty bad of the critic. I would never want to discourage someone from chasing their dream.

        1. Novroz says:

          Yeah…that was pretty bad. He was asked to review other artist’s painting and a critic mentioned that. Noel was a bit brokenhearted. It’s as if he knows nothing about art even though the fact is He went to art college

  2. Genki Jason says:

    To be honest…I don’t know anything about the art of painting. I only like what I like. That’s the right attitude to have! I respect Noel Fieldings talents but I prefer the Impressionists! His stuff is still good though. I have got The Mighty Book of Boosh. It is full of really surreal things!

    1. Novroz says:

      Thank you Jason 🙂
      What’s imppresionist? I know absolutely nothing about art 😉

      I wish the book is sold here. I have seen bits of it and just like you said, full of surreal things…but fun 🙂

      1. Genki Jason says:

        Impressionism is a school of art that began in 19th Century France and focussed on capturing everyday scenes through quick brush strokes that told a lot about the emotion of the scene and artist. Prominent impressionist painters include Manet (my favourite) and Monet.

        1. Novroz says:

          I like the way you explain it, I get it straight away 🙂
          I bet you understand art way more than me

          1. Genki Jason says:

            I just read a lot and I’ve always been drawn to Impressionist art 🙂

  3. ruth says:

    Such a cute and creative man. I LOVE that pick of him as a Bassist, he’d make a sexy rock star 😉

    1. Novroz says:

      True!! He’d made sexy rock star with funny songs 😉
      Unfortunately, his heart is 100% to comedy and paiting

      1. ruth says:

        Hey that’s ok too, there are enough rock stars in the world but much fewer artists, comedic ones even less so!

        1. Novroz says:

          I quite like his surreal songs but Julian is the musician ones, Noel is the artist.

          To be honest, if he was a singer I might never find him. I am glad he is a comedian/artist 😉

  4. Binky says:

    Like you said, art is really in the eye of the beholder. If you like it, you like it. And if you don’t, you don’t. I like some of the stuff Noel did above, but not necessarily all of it.Sometimes art is just having a little fun and trying something new.

    1. Novroz says:

      Having a little fun and trying something new is a really good description of art, IMO 🙂

      Same with me, I don’t like all his art but I really like sone of them. It’s interesting that both his comedy and art are surreal.

  5. Gray Dawster says:

    I can see that your crush is growing every day,
    what a wonderful posting this one is Miss. Novia 🙂

    I hope that your weekend is Buzzcocks wicked 🙂 xxx

    1. Novroz says:

      Thank you Andro 🙂
      Yeah…it’s difficult to lessen the crush when the man is always looking great 😉

      I hope you have amazing weekend too Andro 🙂

  6. Alice Audrey says:

    I like In Your Garden best too. He’s so talented and so creative.

    I was so sure Pacman was American. Huh. Who knew?

    1. Novroz says:

      Glad you like that one too 🙂
      A lot of people like it, even Noel himself. I read somewhere that Noel wants to keep it for himself.

  7. Alice Audrey says:

    Yep. He said so himself in the video.

    1. Novroz says:

      Oh yes…he also mentioned it in the video. I have read too many articles and seen too many videos about him, they all got mixed up uncontrollable in my memory file.

      1. Alice Audrey says:

        I’d probably be totally turned around if you weren’t my primary source.

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