12ozProphet Exclusive: Hottea Hits SoHo… Again
Hottea’s unique body of work doesn’t quite fit into the categories of graffiti, street art, or yarn bombing. It’s more like an amalgamation of the three. Using yarn, often on a chain-link fence, Hottea spells out his name in a variety of styles, some more legible and others leaning towards wild style.
Hottea first came to New York City from his hometown Minneapolis this past May, rocking spots across Manhattan and Brooklyn. Yesterday we met up with Hottea as he was revisiting some of his previous spots around SoHo. Working under the cover of day, at times the focused artist would seemingly be in his own world, and at other times found himself surrounded by groups of spectators. In a style he describes as “italic slab serif” Hottea spelt his name out, working in reverse from A to H, leaving behind a strong readable work reminiscent of blockbuster wholecars that once ran on the NYC subways in a bygone era.