Martina Hoffmann works as a painter and sculptress. Her painting style can be described as Transpersonal Realism and her imagery offer 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.
Today she is considered one of the foremost contemporary female visionary artists.
In addition to exhibiting her art internationally, Martina has spoken on behalf of visionary art and culture at events such as The International Conference on Expanded States of Conscioussness in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Convergence and The Amazonian Shamanism Conference in Iquitos Peru, the AllChemical Conference in Kona, Hawaii, MindStates Conference in Berkeley, The Prophets Conference in Santa Fe, as well as Burning Man and the Boom Festival in Portugal.
She also teaches painting workshops worldwide together with her partner Robert Venosa.
Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally as well as having been published in books such as ‘The Visionary World of Hansruedi Giger’ by Stanislav Grof, , ‘Be The Change’ by Ed and Deb Shapiro (Sterlibg Publishing), ‘Inner Paths To Outer Space’ (Park Street Press 2008), ‘Metamorphosis’ (BeinArt Publishing 2007), ‘True Visions’ (Betty Books 2006), ‘Drinking Lightning’ (Fine Arts Press 2001), ‘Illuminatus’, (Fine Arts Press1999), ‘One Source, Sacred Journeys’ (Markowitz Publishers 1997), ‘The Return Of The Great Goddess’ (Shambhala Publishing 2001, ‘Noospheres’ (Pomegranate 1991), and in magazines and publications such as such as ‘Juxtapoz’, ‘Inscape’, Magical Blend, Shaman’s Drum and Nexus, etc.
“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 one universal force beyond the confines of cultural and religious differences. By embracing our oneness as a global human family and the concepts of our universal interconnectedness as well as the interdependency of all life, 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.”