A series of oil paintings in which Adelaide Damoah distorts our view of some major international supermodels and celebrity icons.
Adelaide Damoah will attempt to change perceptions and spark debate using a striking 6ft wide piece of the Brazilian Supermodel Anna Carolina Reston as the centerpiece of the collection. Anna Carolina Reston was one of the models whose death in 2006 sparked a worldwide size zero debate, the piece is called "Ana" to represent both the first name of the young supermodel and to represent the popular phraseology often used by anorexics to refer to their condition. Size zero is a UK size 4 (23 inch waist) which is the average size of an 8 year old girl, Adelaide Damoah will present new paintings of some of the most talked about size zero icons from a different side of the spectrum.
Adelaide Damoah through some of the pieces also examines other issues affecting the fashion industry including the lack of black models in the industry and the lack of disabled models in the industry. In a time when the industry is buzzing with such topics, Supermodels the exhibition will definitely encourage whole new debates and evoke thoughtful discussions on already controversial topics within the industry and outside of it.
Adelaide Damoah is a self-trained artist. Following a career in the pharmaceutical industry, she began by painting a series of emotion filled abstract paintings that reflected changes in her personal life and culminated in the opening of her first solo show in 2006.