David Moraton

Born in Alicante, Spain, in 1974


Fine Arts Graduate (Painting & Media), 2000 – 2004
Fachhochschule Hannover, Germany

Fine Arts Graduate (Drawing & Painting), 1995 – 2000
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Computer Science Engineering, 1992 – 1995
Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Group Exhibitions

2017 #Tribe17 International Art Festival.  Live Performance with the London Orchestra of the City visualizing on real time Wagner’s “Prelude of Tristan and Isolde”

2016 Thistle Hall, Wellington, New Zealand

2016 The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK

2016 Caerphilly Castle, Wales, UK

2016 Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival, London, UK

2015  NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, New York City, NY, USA

2015 Jin Space & Gallery, Shanghai, China

2015 “Explorers”, Video-mapping, #TRIBE15 Art Festival, London, UK

2006 “Satori”, Videoarte, I Bienal de Arte, Paisaje y Arquitectura de Canarias

2005 “Encaja”, Videoarte, Cajacanarias, La Laguna

2001 “Die Grenze Überschreiten”, Bonn, Alemania

Solo Exhibitions

2004 “Fantasia y Sinestesia” – Pintura, 2004, Sala de Arte de los Lavaderos, Tenerife

2003 “Der Sprung” – Pintura, Fachhochschule Hannover

2003 “Painting”, Consulado General de España en Hannover, Alemania


Visual Effects Society (VES) Award 2023: Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature (Avatar the Way of Water)

Annie Awards 2023: Best Animated Effects in Animated Feature (Avatar the Way of Water)

Lumen Prize (Videoart) 2015. Shortlisted for finalists


Arteles Art Residency “Meditation, Awareness, Silence” in Finland, January 2016


2016 “Drawing Music”, Steam Symposium, The Big Draw, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, UK

2016 University of Architecture and Design, Wellington

2015 Lumen Prize Winners Gala

Press Articles

2004 “Wenn Koerper Sprechen” , Hannover Zeitung, Hannover

2004 “Painter David Moraton exhibits his phantasies in the art space Los Lavaderos”, Diario de Avisos, Tenerife

2004 “David Moraton shows in the capital his painting visions”, La Opinion, Tenerife

2004 “David Moraton reflects in his works the sounds he sees sorrounded by colours”, Diario de Avisos, Tenerife

2004 “Visual sensations at music’s rhythm”, El Dia, Tenerife

2005 “Only grows the one that dears to travel into unknown paths”, Interview, El Dia, Tenerife

2005 “Moraton projects in “Encaja” his synaesthetic vision with his animated paintings”, La Opinion

2006 “I Biennial of Architecture, Landscape and Art” La opinion, Tenerife

2006 “Moraton, Yanagi and Mora reflect in La Gomera the soul of the Art Biennial”, La Opinion

2006 I Biennial of Art, Architecture and Landscape of Canary Islands (Catalogue)

2015 “Better than the real thing”, Interview at Chrom-Art.

2016 Catalogue at Arteles, p. 49

Music Critic Reviews Publications (2006-2007, “El Dia”, Tenerife)

“Victor Pablo se despide de la OST con una apoteosis wagneriana”

“Beethoven, prometeic hero”

“War Requiem”

“Superb finale of the OST Beethovenian Cycle”

“Destiny knocks at Auditorium Door”

“Thielemann, demiurg of Brucknerian soul”

“Vitalism against Rationality”

“A voice of krimson colour”

“A Polichoral Mantra”


“Romantic feeling and symphonic gigantism”

“Also sprach Zaratustra”

“Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel, Nose and the Public”

“Ellegance, pathetism and midnight sun”

“Love Death”

“Mist and Fire”

“Music and Feeling”

“Multicolor Contrapunto”

“Monstserrat Cabelle in Tenerife”

“Bruckner’s Fifth”

“Unforgettable goodbye of 23 Festival Music of Tenerife with Berlin’s Symphonic Orchestra”

Visual Effects for Movies

At Wētā Fx

Avatar: The Way of Water. 

Justigue League: The Snyder Cut

Christmas Chronicles 2

Avengers: End Game
Mortal Engines
Avengers, Infinity War
Avatar, Flight of Passage (Awarded with 2018 VES Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

At Double Negative Visual Effects (London, UK) (2011-2015)

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)
Terminator: Genisys (2015)
Exodus (2015)
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Interstellar (2014) (Awarded with Visual Effects Oscar)
Thor, The Dark World (2013)
Man of Steel (2013)
Rush (2013)
Total Recall (2012)
John Carter (2012)

At EA Electronic Arts · Brightlight Studio (Guildford, UK) (2009-2011)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows videogame part 1 and 2

At Dygra Films, (La coruña, Spain), 2008

Holy Night! (Animation Film)
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