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Martina Hoffmann

Martina Hoffmann works as a painter and sculptress. Hoffmann has spoken at international conferences. She has taught painting workshops worldwide together with her husband, the late Robert Venosa, at such institutes as Omega, Esalen and Skyros, Greece.

Martina spent her childhood in Germany as well as Cameroon, West Africa, where she was raised bi-lingually in French and German, while surrounded by African, French and German culture. Upon returning to Europe with her family she finished her formal education in Germany.

As the need to travel and experiencing new places is an innate part of her nature, Martina moved to Paris, living there until the flow of events brought her to Cadaques, Spain (home of Salvador Dali). While there she met, Robert Venosa, and, inspired by his work, took up painting.

Living the life of an artist proved to be more exciting and educational than academics, so Hoffmann decided to permanently move to Spain and embarque on the inspirational journey of being an artist full time. Upon arrival in Cadaques she moved into Venosa’s studio.

As both shared the fascination for travel they soon embarked on a series of trips to Venosa’s homeland, the United States, and, after several journeys back and forth, they eventually decided to set up studios in both Colorado, and Cadaques.

In her formative years as a painter, Martina also designed and marketed her own line of clothing and jewelry.

As a painter and sculptor , Martina Hoffmann, has interspersed her life of creating art with giving painting technique workshops with Robert Venosa at such institutes as The Skyros Institute on the island of Skyros in Greece, Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and the CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies), as well as private workshops in Boulder, Colorado and on the Big Island in Hawaii.

 

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Artwork

Events

International Surrealism Now Exhibition in Lisbon

Start: 30/11/2013
End: 04/01/2014
From November 30 to January 4, the "Casa Roque Gameiro" in Amadora, Lisbon - Portugal, will host the art exhibition "International surrealism now", curated by artist Santiago Ribeiro.
Dreams and Divinities Travelling Exhibition Paris

Dreams and Divinities Travelling Exhibition Paris

Start: 13/09/2013
End: 15/10/2013
The 2013 Dreams and Divinities travelling exhibition was launched this Spring Equinox in the historical Iglesia St Marcos of Toledo Spain. It will finish this autumn in Paris with a few exhibits and events including a celebration on the Autumn Equinox at La Porte Soleil.
Interior Landscapes – Martina Hoffmann

Interior Landscapes – Martina Hoffmann

Start: 24/05/2013
End: 25/06/2013
Contemporary visionary artist, Martina Hoffmann offers us an overview of her Interior Landscapes at Galerie ‘Atelier Porte-Soleil’ from May 24 to June 25, 2013 in Paris.

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Publications

Dreams and Divinities

Dreams and Divinities

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Dreams & Divinities – Sacred Expressions from Women 13 painters and 8 poets from around the world, is a book by Liba WS. Dreams & Divinities is a 120 page visual and poetic journey which unfolds through love, the Goddess and God, creation, nature, introspection, mythology and compassion.

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