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3 = 1
The VIVA Story:
During the lifetime of American visionary master painter, Robert Venosa, he and his wife, Martina Hoffmann, envisioned the creation of a private Gallery Museum that would feature their body of work, created during their 30-year relationship.
This private Museum space they coined VIVA, which originally stood for 'Venosa Initiative for Visionary Art'. Besides featuring the paintings that have remained in their private collection it would also showcase the art of visiting international artists during special events.
From the beginning, VIVA was meant to be a gathering place for lovers of art that reflects and honors a deeper experience of our human experience.
After Robert's passing in 2011, his widow, Martina Hoffmann, became the guardian of his collection and has since that time continued exhibiting his work as well as keeping his artistic legacy alive.
What is VIVA?
✦ Vibrational Immersion in Visionary Art ✦
'VIVA' = “may (he/she) live!”- from the Latin 'Long Live'.
'Vibrational Immersion' is the process of utilizing manifestations, thoughts, and experiences, that are vibrationally similar to your desires in order to create your reality.
Immersion is the state of consciousness where an immersant's awareness of the physical self is diminished or lost by being surrounded by an engrossing total environment.
Vibration: a person's emotional state, the atmosphere of a place, or the associations of an object, as communicated to and felt by others.
Visionary means: having the ability to perceive visions and to envision the future with imagination and wisdom.
“Visionary art: a non-temporal, transpersonal creative expression. Independent from specific schools of art it stands on its own and represents a steady current throughout art history. In essence, it is the oldest creative human expression, universal, beyond the limits of cultural and religious differences. It reflects the interdependency of all life.” - Martina Hoffmann 2023
What is the VIVA Collection?
The private collection of art by Robert Venosa and Martina Hoffmann and Pascal Ferry.
3 Artists - One Vision
3 = 1
"My beloved husband and partner of 30 years, Robert Venosa, passed away in 2011.
When I was guided into a new relationship with the French visionary painter, Pascal Ferry, several years later, we discovered our shared passion for visionary art, visionary thinking, as well as the notion of the sacred and spiritual in life and art. Soon it became apparent that I had found a new creative partner who embraced the VIVA vision wholeheartedly. As an added plus his art is vibrationally very compatible with Roberto's and mine. So it became a natural choice to complete the original VIVA Collection of art by Robert and myself by adding Pascal's paintings.
Please meet the artists.
Since they joined forces in the Fall of 2013, Martina Hoffmann and Pascal Ferry have been designing the current VIVA Gallery/Museum vision while keeping the original dream and all its ideas intact.
"We are now taking the next steps towards making the entire VIVA Collection available to the public at long last by proposing the VIVA Museum-Gallery to the public.