Seven sins

Seven
sins

The cycle "7 sins" is the provocative project by the Moscow artist Roman Reznitsky, combining 7 paintings in accordance with the Christian tradition: Pride, Wrath, Lust, Sloth, Gluttony, Greed and Envy.

One glance is enough to understand that this series has little to do with the traditional depiction of the seven deadly sins in art, especially in Renaissance and Baroque paintings. Bright authorial style and interpretation of the plot itself may seem to the everyman a spectacular demonstration of human vices rather than a moral warning against forbidden passions. Looking at the pictures one wants to succumb to temptation rather than embrace austerity. The artist himself insists that he does not propagandize sinfulness, but tries to understand what means the concept of "seven deadly sins" for a modern man, whether he is afraid of punishment, whether he controls his thoughts and actions in accordance with the Scripture. He does not exclude that some manifestations of the human essence have passed from the category of sinful into the category of revered and cult. Work on the project took the artist more than a year.

Cycle of "7 sins"
Acril / canvas / 1х1
Lust
Cycle of "7 sins"
Acril / canvas / 1х1
Vanity
Pride, selfishness, arrogance, boasting, hypocrisy, vanity…this is America! The centre of the painting depicts America’s main symbol – the State of Liberty and I have undressed her in accordance with my erotic theme. She looks at us from above, standing with her back to us with a saying: “Kiss my ass!”. Matisse’s dance serves as a signifier that everything revolves around America, while we dance to her tune.
Cycle of "7 sins"
Acril / canvas / 1х1
Envy
It took me a while to realize how I could express this sin in a philosophical and erotic manner. Stepping aside from the obvious rectilinear themes, as a basis for my painting, I focused on the theme of a mermaid, who is most desired at sea. Alas, on the land it is not so. She cannot stand on her feet and wear Louboutin’s; all the while she is surrounded by long-legged women wearing Louboutin’s, yet she is the only one who is sexy in the depths of the sea. And the question is: who envies whom?
Cycle of "7 sins"
Acril / canvas / 1х1
Greed
Cycle of "7 sins"
Acril / canvas / 1х1
Wrath
Cycle of "7 sins"
Acril / canvas / 1х1
Sloth
Cycle of "7 sins"
Acril / canvas / 1х1
Gluttony