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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.
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.
This is Noel Fielding as a stand up comedian.
This is Noel Fielding as a temporary Bassist in Robot in Disguise (a band)
“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 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.
Noel is represented by Hooligan Art Dealer.
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.
Here’s what people said on Goodreads:
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.
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.
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
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.