Sieben Todsünden

Berlin based artist Sandra Hübner interprets seven deadly sins in a new way. Her initial question was: what would life be without all these venial vices? And of course: what is their relevance in times of “Geiz ist geil“ (german advertising campaign for electronics) and completely twisted body perceptions? The idea to choose fat women as protagonists did not arise by chance. They stand for pretty much everything sinful: they are greedy, lustful, always kind of angry and lazy anyway. Are they? The models came from all parts of Germany, Berlin was unfortunately not such a good place to find beautiful, chubby women. In a small ad in a local magazine she searched for “very voluptuous women“ and – overnight – got three emails from women with 75 kilos at a size of about 1.70m who thought they were terribly fat.

For “greed“ she was actually modeling herself simply because she did not find a fitting model and wanted to go on with the series.

Sandra is looking for a gallery to showcase this (complete) series. Each painting is 1.6m x 1.2m. Suggestions and offers are welcome! Check her website for contact information.

Hochmut (“pride”)
Hochmut1

Zorn (“wrath”)
zorn1

Neid (“envy”)
Neid

Trägheit (“sloth”)
Trägheit

Geiz (“greed”)
Geiz

Völlerei (translates “gluttony”)
Völlerei

Wollust (“lust”)
Wollust

   
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Hi, I am an art director based in Berlin, Germany. I'm always searching for visual stunning or conceptually interesting pieces of art.

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