Eric Croes, Portrait. Credit: We are Oskar

'7' — Eric Croes

August 2020
They come as seven.
You know their names.
You practice them, even.
“With total innocence...”
You cannot stop yourself.
From loving them, despite yourself
Your 7 sins...
Eric Croes presents his vision of the 7 cardinal sins: 7 unique sculptures, 7 fantastical totems, 7 unsettling presences. A tribe, stripped of all moral criticism, of all condemnation. No censure, no judgement. On the contrary, his liberated vision encourages the imagination.
Before us, Eric Croes transforms the sins into colorful presences, animal and human, primitive and modern, droll and provocative, tender and ironical. As he describes them, the sins make up a new personal mythology: “In my conception, gluttony takes the form of a bit of crockery; pride the form of more or less gigantic kings looking each other up and down; greed’s head is a piggybank bud vase and its body a closed fist; envy is a four- eyed cat eying a parrot who is himself coveting a ring shaped like a peanut; wrath is a sulking couple with Janus’s head, resting on the foot of Mars, god of war; lust is a half- male, half-female totem, lasciviously offered up to go to bed; and sloth is a large green head sleeping on a napping tortoise.
Eric Croes 7 Avarice. Credit HV Studio. Credit Sorry We're Closed.
Eric Croes 7 Avarice Detail. Credit HV Studio. Credit Sorry We're Closed.
Eric Croes 7 Gourmandise. Credit HV Studio. Credit Sorry We're Closed.
Eric Croes 7 Orgueil Totems. Credit HV Studio. Credit Sorry We're Closed.