Woman spinning, 1988
An educator as well as an artist, Katerina Dellaporta embarked on her artistic career by studying painting independently with Vangelis Moustakas and Thanasis Tsingos; she then studied fine arts at Canada College in California. After completing her studies in education in Greece, Dellaporta continued them at postgraduate level at Stanford University in the United States.Starting out in her early works from the distribution of the masses, based on the autonomous articulation of the members and inner movement, she advanced to a more markedly stylised sculpture, characterised by diachronicity and stoicism.Emblematic in style, her sculptures centre on the female form, stripped of superfluous details and simplified into generalised geometrical shapes. The curving lines of the female outline have now been replaced by a broad parallelogram plate, while the face's individual features have been altered into a unified circular membrane. In this stylised sculpture, the third dimension is almost completely absent; nevertheless, the bronze relief silhouettes take on a penetrative presence thanks to their full-frontal character, which forces the viewer to face up to and to come directly into confrontation with these creations.