Søren Hüttel (b.1976 in Randers, Denmark) lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Søren Hüttel works with eclecticism, to convey a sense of nothingness and ephemerality. The works he produces are not meant to convey a deeper theme, idea or narrative. With Hüttel´s use of eclecticism the different visual stances used ultimately becomes a breakdown of sense and becomes nonsensical which makes a rational and unambiguous reading of Hüttel´s work impossible.
Hüttel works thematically with the nostalgia, surface and appearances of Western visual culture, appropriating imagery and motifs from Las Vegas casinos and TV-series such as Star Trek and Dynasty. His large-scale installations incorporate sculpture, painting, light works and readymade objects. Hüttel revels in the vulgar, camp and sentimental visual language of the 1980’s and 1990´s. His installations transform spaces into immersive environments, where objects can exist in their own right and his practice relies on the work being a ‘thing’, an object.
Solo shows include: €-vsn, Møstings Hus, Frederiksberg, Denmark (2015); A vision of perfection. An object of affection, New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014); Space time colour eclectic, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, USA (2012); The E(c)lect(r)ic is now, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland (2011).
Group shows include: Finite Project Altered When Open, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland (2015); Syd for grænsen (South of the border), Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon, Videbæk, Denmark (2015); ¬A new place, X-base, Sønderborg, Denmark (2014); Stedet er rummet (Space is the place), Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark (2013).