Born in in Alamogordo , Mexico, Garza has a multi-cultural background with a Mexican father, and Korean mother. Garza resides in Atlanta, Georgia , where she focuses on her art after traveling on and off consistently. Her art work depicts women of different shades of brown, displaying the nude body, while playing sports, texting, working out, and the average modern-day leisure activities. She emphasizes being unapologetically herself, when creating nude portraits of women doing the normal day-to-day functions.
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Nude paintings were banned from public exhibition and publication in the early days of modern Korea: When a daily newspaper ran a story of a Korean painter winning a Japanese art award in , the story ran without a picture. While nudity was associated with disgracefulness in the conservative society of Korea, it has been a constant feature in modern and contemporary Korean art. The year was an important turning point in the style of nude paintings. There are only a few nude paintings drawn before s.
Lotte Gallery exhibition showcases major nude paintings of prominent modern Korean artists
The bodies of dozens of female models were turned into living canvases at a festival in South Korea this weekend, as delicate brush strokes and flamboyant illustrations covered up their bare skin. Near-naked women -- wearing only panties and strategically placed pieces of tape on their breasts -- packed the Daegu International Bodypainting Festival, surrounded by teams of artists and onlookers. Top artists from across the world took part in the event South Korea's southeastern city, as their female subjects strutted across the stage in high heeled shoes and exotic headdresses to display their dazzling body art before the cameras. In just six hours, the models were turned into walking works of art as they strutted down an open air stage in front of hundreds of spectators.