Søren Hüttel (b.1976, Randers, Denmark) lives and works in Copenhagen. Hüttel graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2005. 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, forthcoming November 2015; A vision of perfection. An object of affection, New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, DK, 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 (curator and artist), X-base, Sønderborg, Denmark, 2014; Lige i skabet – Artist books, Svends bibliotek, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014; Stedet er rummet (Space is the place) (curator and artist), Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013.
For more information: www.huttel.org