In "A little bit of soap", we encounter various figurative and linguistic fragments of pop culture from the 1980s to today, with characters and stars such as Alf, Pamela Anderson, Sarah Jessica Parker and the eternally beautiful, soft-focus figures of “Dynasty”. The strangely sentimental-looking icons and quotations of a world made out of kitsch, candy colours and grand emotions are removed by Hüttel from their original context. In the exhibition space, Hüttel’s (light) installations and watercolour works become unusual pictorial signs of a pop aesthetic that present us with a surprising ambiguity.
Søren Hüttel (b. 1976, Randers, Denmark) graduated from Funen Art Academy in Odense, Denmark and the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. In addition to his solo exhibitions in Copenhagen, Glasgow, Los Angeles, Richmond and others places, Hüttel has also presented his artwork in numerous international group exhibitions.