Artist Eric Rieger, aka HOTTEA, gathers free threads to make monumental installations. Using seemingly numerous strings, the items cling from ceilings and envelop the areas they’re in with fields of vibrant hues—all of which seemingly have a thoughts of their very own. Each thread is untethered and capable of freely transfer with a passing breeze.
The installations are a site-specific endeavor and are sometimes knowledgeable by HOTTEA’s personal experiences, recollections, or associations with a spot. One such piece is titled Strangers, which the artist arrived at after reflecting on the kindness of individuals throughout his to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the place the 100-feet-long and 30-feet-wide set up was created. “The phrase ‘Stranger’ typically instances has a adverse connotation,” he writes. “I titled this set up STRANGERS as a result of I preferred the thought of referring to a stranger as a optimistic factor.”
During the journey, three airport staff in São Paulo helped him and his staff get again on observe after lacking a flight to Belo Horizonte. Then, a driver waited 4 hours for them to reach from their flight. “We then went on-site and met Raquel,” HOTTEA recollects. “At first she was a stranger however in a short time turned an enormous optimistic impression on our journey. She translated, directed, noticed, taught, and was affected person.”
It didn’t finish there, and every particular person the artist encountered helped make the set up in Brazil a memorable one. Knowing this, the title is becoming; the hues encompass the viewer in a brilliantly coloured ambiance that leaves them feeling higher after they noticed it.
Scroll all the way down to see extra of Strangers and different current works by HOTTEA.