On a rainy night in downtown Los Angles, I was invited to the studio of Amanda Sage, a Visionary artist who shows with the likes of Alex Grey and Robert Venosa. We ascend in an old elevator to a warm nook of this dilapidated high-rise where she leads me to a corner inside her studio. Beyond the other colorful paintings, Amanda pulls something out that had been tucked away. Unrolling the large linen surface, there was something quite unlike any of her other spiritual, psychedelic work. This was something frightening and exhilarating. Facing me was a woman wide-eyed and mouth open in a cry of power. While I have seen many paintings, I had never seen anything like this. The woman depicted was raising her skirt in both hands to reveal her bareness. From her vagina emits an egg descending toward a table of a corporate board. Thousands of people …
“In many of her enthralling pieces the human form is a catalyst for exploring such themes as immateriality, metamorphosis, and transcendence.”
Wow, so this was really the height of the 1960s psychedelic revolution. What connection does your image making have with the other breakthroughs of those times, such as psychedelic rock and the explosion of awareness in psychedelic substances?
While I was familiar with the pre-psychedelic rock that was popular in 1966-7, my initiation into the psychedelic culture that day in San Francisco included attending a concert that featured Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Big Brother & the Holding Company. This was my first exposure to extended rock pieces and light shows that were mesmerizing and trance inducing. I had what they call a “contact high” that night. It was truly what Richard Tarnas might call a Promethean and Dionysian experience. I first experimented with marijuana …
“Venosa submerges into the cosmic mysteries and brings back fantastic visions dressed in the perfect and classic technique of a painter who completely masters his art.” – Jean ‘Moebius’ Girard
Robert Venosa (January 21, 1936 – August 9, 2011) was an American artist residing in Boulder, Colorado, USA. He studied with what are termed the New Masters. His artworks reside in collections around the world.
Robert Venosa has been exhibited worldwide and is represented in major collections, including those of noted museums, rock stars, and European aristocracy. In addition to painting, sculpting, and film design (pre-sketches and conceptual design for the movie Dune, and Fire in the Sky for Paramount Pictures, and the upcoming Race for Atlantis for IMAX), he has recently added computer art to his creative menu. His work has been the subject of three books, as well as being featured in numerous publications – most notably …
Oleg A. Korolev ( born 1968).
In 1979 studied in the Studio of the Classical Drawing ( Vilnius, Lithuania)
In 1981 in the Art Studio and in the Art School ( Evpatoria, The Crimea )
From 1984 to 1990 studied and graduated from the Crimean Art College (Simferopol)
1992, 1993 – participated in the group art exhibitions (“The Arnhem gallery”, London, UK)
1994- exhibition of the Crimean artists ” Art-Effect” ( Simferopol)
From 1995 to 1998 – exhibitions in the gallery “KEP” and in the “Privat Bank”” ( Simferopol)
1998 – the international art festival “Russian Winter in Montreal”, Vand-ArtGallery” (Montreal, Canada)
1998 to 2001 – took part in various private art projects with Russian and German art collectors
Since 2000 – a member of the artistic society “Society for Art of Imagination” (the London, Great Britain)
2004 – participated in the art project of the Maestro Ernst Fuchs, as …
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 …