The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, has announced that comedian, actor, artist and musician Noel Fielding will be the special Guest Artist at the 19th London edition of the artist-led fair in March.
Noel will be showcasing an exclusive exhibition of new paintings (Don’t With the Queen, top) and releasing a limited-edition print, priced at £100, which will be exclusively available at the fair.
“I lived inside a post box outside Francis Bacon’s house for forty years.” says Noel, “Only saw him twice but just those glimpses of his lower legs taught me more about art than I could ever learn in B & Q. I am flattered to be the guest artist at The Other Art Fair. I can’t wait to meet all the other artists and see all the fantastic work.”
Noel Fielding’s artworks bridge seamlessly the imagined worlds and counterculture references we have been led through courtesy of Mighty Boosh and Luxury Comedy. Having studied fine art at Croydon University under Turner nominee Dexter Dalwood, he has since exhibited artworks in the Royal Albert Hall, the Saatchi Gallery and The Tate Liverpool among others.
Noel’s paintings are visceral and animated, worked on in bursts of energetic vigour. His pieces are often layered and textured using underpainting techniques, then forcefully working paint into the surface with brushes and his hands. Noel’s work perfectly mirrors his outwards nature that we have come to love – ridiculous, absurd, whimsical, nonsensical silly and fun. Drawing on surrealism, dada and neo-expressionism, Noel’s body of work treats us to a feast of colour and a trip through the triangle window into his soul.
Jessica Chow, UK Fair Director at The Other Art Fair comments, “We’re extremely excited to welcome Noel as Guest Artist and introduce his work to our London audience. Noel’s paintings are full of life; simultaneously playful, serious, dark and colourful. Alongside his paintings, he’ll be showing a selection of one-off drawings, as well as an exclusive limited-edition print, adding to the catalogue of Noel Fielding artworks visitors will be able to purchase at the fair. This is a unique chance for people to see the incredible large-scale works in the flesh and walk away with their own Noel Fielding piece of art.”
Hailed as ‘the future of art’ by The Guardian, The Other Art Fair is one of the most exciting showcases of independent and emerging artists. With editions now in London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne, the fair offers first-time buyers and those building their art collections the chance to buy work directly from the next generation of art stars from across the globe. Previous Guest Artists include Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Martin Parr, Polly Morgan, The Connor Brothers, Gary Baseman, Laurie Vincent and Ben Eine.
Returning to the Old Truman Brewery from 19-22 March, The Other Art Fair will present some of the most promising emerging artists practising today, who will exhibit their work alongside a dynamic programme of features, including guest exhibitions, creative workshops, engaging panel talks and interactive experiences.
The full March programme will be announced this week.
For further information or to purchase tickets visit www.theotherartfair.com.
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR
Nearest stations: Shoreditch High Street, Old Street, Liverpool Street
Thursday 19 March, 5 pm – 10pm, £25 (No concessions available)
(Limited tickets available, must be booked in advance)
Friday 20 March 1 pm – 10pm £11 (£9 Concessions)
Saturday 21 March 11 am – 7 pm £11 (£9 Concessions)
Sunday 22 March 11 am – 6 pm £11 (£9 Concessions)
Tickets bought on the door for Friday-Sunday entry cost £14 (£12 Concessions)
Tickets are valid for the duration of the weekend. Children under 16 years do not need to buy an entrance ticket but must be accompanied by an adult.