If you’ve ever admired the visual elements of the Mighty Boosh, you’re in for a treat at London’s oldest cake shop, Maison Bertaux, because until 29 February, the Boosh’s style arbiter Noel Fielding will be, ahem, fielding his first art show since leaving Croydon Art College. As you’d expect, it promises to be a real visual cornucopia; Fielding is responsible for many of the Mighty Boosh’s distinctive sets and characters, and draws on a broad range of influences, from the inventive – a sweet reworking of Georges Méliès’ man in the moon, for example – to the ingenious. This breadth of creativity is reflected in the exhibition, which Maison Bertaux gallerist Tania Wade says will include ‘elements and themes from Noel’s work for the Boosh, but also a lot of new independent work, some of it ideas Noel’s been working on for a year’. Fielding himself says, ‘My show is gonna take in night-time paintings, jungle scenes, Greek gods and monsters, the rock ‘n’ roll circus, the world of the jelly fox, some skulls on plates and maybe a portrait of Naboo the Enigma.’ And it will all be for sale, so why not bag one of those plates and treat yourself to a squidgy cake from downstairs? We can’t help but feel Fielding would approve. Noel Fielding’s paintings are at The Gallery at Maison Bertaux, 28 Greek Street, London W1, from 13 December until 29 February 2008
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