Mantra

Mantra

2,000.00

“Mantra”

20”x 24” Open Edition

CYNTHIA (KARIN) CORTES  |  Cynthia "Karin" Cortes was born and raised in Manhattan, NY. At an early age, Cortes revealed an affinity for the arts, as she was attracted to various disciplines, from dance to drawing and painting. She studied in Peridance and Alvin Ailey (both in NYC) for several years, but it was photography that completely won her over. She was inspired to study the more refined elements of the craft at International Center of Photography {I.C.P.} for 3 yrs.

FOR ALMOST A DECADE, CORTES WAS THE DEPUTY CHIEF (AND CO-FOUNDER) OF KARIN + RAOUL, ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE ART AND LIFESTYLE MAGAZINES IN THE INDUSTRY. THE PUBLICATION SUPPORTED THE INTIMATE, SEXY WORKS OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO DARED TO EXPOSE THEIR SENSUAL CREATIVITY. "DOING COMMON THINGS IN AN UNCOMMON WAY!"

Ms. Cortes has always been devoted to philanthropic endeavors. She continues to donate her artwork to several charities all over the world, and champions causes to empower young women and children. A couple of her favorite causes are The Somaly Mam Foundation Global fundraiser, Brave is Beautiful, and she is one of the ambassadors for Beauty for Freedom. She has recently connected with a new cause “Changing Tide Foundation.” This body of work captures the mystery and beauty of women through a metaphysical journey underwater. The spirit in isolation remains transcendent yet whole. Representing the enlightened self in a state of euphoria, serenity is discovered; exposing what is most important. Trust.

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