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Optimist: Artist HOTTEA Uses Miles of Yarn to Create a Field of Color Over a Neglected Tennis Court

January 8, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…film everything for you to see. Our only goal is to promote the creation of new art and to tell the stories of our favorite creatives working today. For this first installment we approached Minneapolis artist Eric Rieger aka HoTTea (previously) who works with miles and miles of yarn to create non-destructive street art installations. For Paid in Full he transformed this neglected tennis court into a giant translucent rainbow-like structure….

 

 



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HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread

September 3, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Photo © Luna Park Photo © Luna Park Photo © Luna Park Photo © Patrick Sullivan Photo © Patrick Sullivan Photo © Patrick Sullivan Last week Minneapolis artist HOTTEA (previously here and here) stopped by NYC and created this excellent rainbow of thread atop the pedestrian tunnel at the Williamsburg Bridge. Titled Rituals the piece consisted of 2,000 strands that took the artist and his assistants some 11 hours to cut and tie. Photos above…

 

 



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A Technicolor Swimming Pool Painted by HOTTEA on New York’s Roosevelt Island

May 20, 2015

Christopher Jobson

In a departure from his large-scale color field yarn installations, Minnesota-based artist HOT TEA is back in New York and was given the opportunity to transform a swimming pool on Roosevelt Island with whatever colors he saw fit. Apparently he took the ambitious approach and decided to use them all, spread between 120 gallons of paint. The private commission produced by K&CO and Pliskin Architecture is called Asylum, a title the artist…