ARUTA SOUP: Ruins

HONG KONG / H Queen’s

2024.03.25 - 05.11

The exhibition showcases the captivating artistic realm of Aruta Soup, where social commentary and self-reflection converge. His work radically addresses the contradictions and psychological struggles of modern society. The artist's visual lexicon – the bandage-looking Rabbit character named ZERO, who frequently appears as wounded but reviving, represents both inner struggles and optimism within the peculiar worldview of the artist.

ARUTA SOUP

SANDWITCH (Peace Maker)

2024
Acrylic on canvas
169.0 × 193.0 × 4.0 cm

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Space Drunker

2024
Acrylic on canvas
171.0 × 147.0 × 4.0 cm

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Day Dreamer

2024
Acrylic on canvas
162.0 × 224.0 × 4.0 cm

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ROT

2024
Acrylic on canvas
152.0 × 200.0 × 4.0 cm

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A LOT

2024
Acrylic on canvas
169.0 × 199.0 × 4.0 cm

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Hard Hitter (Color)

2024
Acrylic on canvas
150.0 × 150.0 × 4.0 cm

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Time traveler

2024
Acrylic on canvas
198.0 × 150.0 × 4.0 cm

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Aruta Soup's artistic language speaks to the core of British street art, particularly his time spent studying at the Camberwell College of Arts in London and was heavily influenced by the graffiti and club scene in East London. His works resonate with elements of Western culture such as cartoons, comical drawings, and the visible graffiti art on the street. Through his freewheeling expression in graffiti, Aruta Soup aims to engage with a broader audience, delivering thought-provoking messages to the public spaces of Tokyo, Paris, London, Berlin, and beyond.

BUBBLE (BLK)

2024
Acrylic on canvas
150.0 × 198.0 × 4.0 cm

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HARD HITTER (BLK)

2024
Acrylic on canvas
151.0 × 199.0 × 4.0 cm

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God speed (BLK)

2024
Acrylic on canvas
202.0 × 159.0 × 4.0 cm

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Mosh Pitter (WHT)

2024
Acrylic on canvas
171.0 × 241.0 × 4.0 cm

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Ruins delves into Aruta Soup’s exploration of the odds and complexities that are inextricably tied to the 21st century, while envisioning the inevitable decay that befalls his artworks within the test of time. The artist recalled his unusual finds of a mural painted by an unidentified graffiti artist many years ago near a deserted building. As the building was later demolished, the spray-painted motif emerged fresh and etched within the cracked bricks, sparking a profound epiphany for the artist. Aruta describes his feelings as a “sense of romance” when uncovering this mystical piece of art, meanwhile to immerse in the subtle beauty found in the ruins. Contemplating the potential fate of his own creations, he believes that art defies obsolescence, transcending the confines of material decay, even in its weathered state, the art would continue to elicit wonder and pass on the messages. Aruta Soup's vision is to create works that remain perpetually new, untethered from fleeting trends and immune to the relentless march of time.

It’s Always this Way

2024
Acrylic on canvas
78.0 × 78.0 × 4.0 cm

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My Buddy

2024
Acrylic on canvas
53.0 × 53.0 × 4.0 cm

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Digger

2024
Acrylic on canvas
53.0 × 53.0 × 4.0 cm

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HARD HITTER (RED)

2024
Acrylic on canvas
53.0 × 53.0 × 4.0 cm

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RUINS

2024
Acrylic on canvas
53.0 × 53.0 × 4.0 cm

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Big Eater

2024
Acrylic on canvas
53.0 × 53.0 × 4.0 cm

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GOD Speed

2024
Acrylic on canvas
53.0 × 53.0 × 4.0 cm

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KING

2024
Acrylic on canvas
129.0 × 165.0 × 4.0 cm

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Drifter

Small traveler

2024
Acrylic on canvas
80.0 × 80.0 × 4.0 cm

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Drifter

2024
Acrylic on canvas
165.0 × 129.0 × 4.0 cm

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Old House

2022
Acrylic on canvas
155.0 × 125.0 × 4.0 cm

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Not Enough

2023
Acrylic on canvas
154.0 × 123.0 × 4.0 cm

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Breaking through the Lines

2022
Mixed media on canvas
118.0 × 118.0 × 4.0 cm

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Breaking through the Lines (Blue Remix)

2022
Mixed media on canvas
118.0 × 118.0 × 4.0 cm

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Drifter

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ARUTA SOUP: Ruins
2024.03.25 - 05.11

HONG KONG / H Queen’s

7-8/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central,Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2523 8001
Fax: +852 2523 8005
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Closed: Sunday, Monday
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