‘Body Maps’ Radically Reimagine the Female Nude

Brooklyn-based artist Christine Cha’s works explore inventive ways to present long-standing artistic trope: the female nude. “[The female nude] has been a constant throughout art history,” she says. “I want to make work that is very feminine but in a way that does not put the topic of women on display as heroic or victimized, weak, or strong — just beautiful imagery and a new platform for discussion.” The result is her series Body Maps, which will be on display at Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn beginning Friday, June 12. The images, beginning as female torsos, are “abstracted into flat shapes that can look very distant from the original subject.” Check out Cha’s work after the jump.

Image credit: Christine Cha
Image credit: Christine Cha