Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting)
Abella D'Adamo is a millennial artist who investigates the experience of sex as a twenty-first century Western adolescent. Inspired by film, music and fashion, she creates characters and atmospheres that encompass the identity of merging subcultures that the modern youth comprise of, due to the internet. Through the use of drawing, painting and video art, Abella investigates the confusion, lust, boredom and disgust of finding autonomy in the act of sex, inviting her audience to become complicit perverts in the mass produced, hyper-sexualisation of the female form. Abella obsessively researches, collects and then remixes photographic, illustrative, erotic and musical material. Currently, Abella's inventory consists of candid and intimate fashion photography, 'homemade-teen-amateur' erotic videos and 1990s iconographic t-shirts advertised on resale sites.