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Vibrant Gradients of Suspended Yarn Reflect HOTTEA’S Personal Memories

November 21, 2018

Andrew LaSane

…m… everything that I was as a graffiti writer I didn’t want to be as HOTTEA.” Rieger’s grandmother taught him to knit at a young age, which is part of the family influence expressed through his work and his identity as an artist. “The very name HOTTEA is derived from a memory I have of my mother ordering hot tea on the weekends at Baker Square growing up,” he explained. “The name reminded me of all the good time…

 

 



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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 chos…

 

 



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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

…or 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. Watch the video above to see it all come together and learn more about HoTTea. Last week I learned the city and local community in Minneapolis enjoyed the p…

 

 



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HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread

September 3, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…nd his assistants some 11 hours to cut and tie. Photos above courtesy Luna Park and Patrick Sullivan. (via Hyperallergic, Animal)…