HOTTEA’s work is deliberately created to evoke a sentimental and sometimes even enchanted feeling in those who experience it. The three-dimensional planes of color have beguiled audiences in such varied locations and events as New York Fashion Week, the Mall of America, and concerts, festivals, and museums all over the world. From Sesame Street to the Superbowl, for over a decade HOTTEA has been making an impression in public spaces for a diverse audience to enjoy.
Originally a graffiti street artist, Eric traded in an anonymous life when he made the decision to move onto “non-destructive” street art – string installations, and up for grabs graffiti style pieces that he now gives away to fans by posting the locations and leaving them up for grabs. The emotional component of Regier’s work is easily spotted in the artist himself. The Emmy award winning artist has quietly dedicated a large portion of his efforts and time to charitable causes such as the Minnesota Assistant Council for Veterans and other extremely worthy organizations.
HOTTEA’s installation is housed in the Casino Building, a striking 1929 beaux arts structure designed by architect Whitney Warren and partner Charles Wetmore (designers of Grand Central Terminal in New York).
Visitors to the destination city will experience the largest work of the artist’s career, an emotionally powerful 20’ x 120’ installation painstakingly created from hundreds of individual strands of yarn. Housed in the Casino passthrough at the south end of the Asbury Park Boardwalk, HOTTEA chose the site after meeting Wooden Walls curator Jenn Hampton at the SCOPE Art fair in Miami Beach. Hampton, of Parlor Gallery, is a major advocate for the arts in Asbury Park, and spearheads the project.
Artist Eric Regier, recognized for his larger than life, site-specific installations, has generously donated this work entitled “One Last Moment Under the Sky” to Wooden Walls Project.