Katie Della-Valle is a first class Goldsmiths’ graduate with sharp intellect and a philosophical mind. Her work is an impressive combination of philosophy, history, perception and reflection. A black humour atop of often rather sinister observations of our society. Masculinity dominates with leadership and control being reoccurring themes bought into question. Katie’s technical ability reinforces the concepts, whether large scale canvases with meticulously planned composition and incongruous, distorted forms, or intricate etchings and realist drawings. By combining reductive and expressive techniques, abstract and conceptual, she creates uncanny works that provoke contemplation.