"Your images show an artistry in painting that suffices to produce amazement and admiration for which words fail me.”
—Dr. Albert Hoffman
THE VISIONARY ARTIST
By accepting the interdependency of all life and our universal interconnectedness we have a chance to heal and transform the planet's general state of woundedness. In using art as a tool for transformation, we have the opportunity to create a reality as beautiful, healthy and strong as our imagination permits.
The Visionary Artist makes visible the more subtle and intuitive states of our existence and creates maps and symbols reflecting consciousness. My work is an attempt to show spirit as the universal force which unifies us beyond the confines of cultural and religious differences.
MARTINA HOFFMANN works as a painter and sculptress and is considered one of the foremost contemporary female visionary artists. The German-born artist spent her childhood in Cameroon, West Africa and studied art at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Some of her African experiences became the inspiration for many of her sculptures and paintings.
Her distinct Transpersonal Realism offers the viewer a detailed glimpse into her inner landscapes – imagery that has been inspired by expanded states of consciousness: the realms of the imagination, meditation, shamanic journeys and the dream state.
Much of her art shows a deep connection to the Sacred Feminine and reflects a deep reverence for our universal interconnectedness and the interdependency of all life.
She has spoken at international conferences such as Convergence and The Amazonian Shamanism Conference in Iquitos Peru, The International Conference on Expanded States of Consciousness at the University of Cuernavaca, Mexico, The Alchemical Conference in Kona Hawaii, Mindstates Conference in Berkeley and The Prophets Conference in Santa Fe as well as at Burning Man and the Boom Festival in Portugal.
She has taught painting workshops worldwide together with her husband, the late Robert Venosa, at such institutes as Omega, Esalen and Skyros, Greece. Hoffmann’s work has been exhibited and collected worldwide. She has also created original CD cover art and photography for Kan’Nal, Kitaro, and Nawang Khechog.
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