Russell and Robert meet Noel Fielding, legendary comedian, writer, actor, artist, musician, and TV presenter - back on screens this week in The Great British Bake Off! Known for his use of surreal humour and black comedy, Noel first came to prominence in The Mighty Boosh comedy troupe, starring as lead character Vince Noir but also creating many of the costumes, make-up designs and animated segments.
In recent years he's also become celebrated for his colourful figurative paintings and his lockdown Art Club online classes. Having trained at Croydon Art College tutored by Dexter Dalwood, he drew inspiration from artists including Jean Michel Basquiat, Henri Rousseau, Jean Dubuffet, David Shrigley, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein, Karel Appel and the Cobra art movement. Noel's visual practice includes drawing, painting, collage and multimedia installation. His exhibition titles have included "Psychedelic Dreams of The Jelly Fox".
This special episode was recorded in London on Monday 16th December 2019. Follow Noel's artworks on Instagram @Noel_Fielding or Twitter @NoelFielding11 and visit his galleries Don't Walk Gallery in Deal, Kent and Jealous Gallery in London. Special thanks to Tania Wade.
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