Since he can remember, David Moraton has been able to see colours while hearing sounds and music. This is a perceptual condition called synaesthesia and it deeply influences his works. During the last years, the Spanish artist has created videos that reflect visually what he hears, from Contemporary Classical music pieces to sounds of Nature. One of them, “Visus Sonitus I” , based on the “Concert for Birds and Orchestra” by acclaimed composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, was shortlisted for the Lumen Prize in 2015.
These days Moraton is more involved with real time videos, digital painting performances where his own digital pen data and different sounds or pieces of music are converted into painting strokes in a digital canvas, with the help of customized software tools.
In general, with his art the artist tries to go beyond mental categories, to access an augmented state of consciousness where opposite concepts and different types of perceptions blend. Each of his works is conceived then to raise a global sense of empathy and awareness not only with the pure sensations living here and now, but also, on a much wider perspective, with the micro or macro structures and forces of Nature, in constant motion and quest for balance. From the early works and in some videos this fascination, that resonates with the echoing wave of the Sublime, is clearly felt: from spiral forces shaping clouds, tornadoes, hurricanes or galaxies, to fractals, branches or birds flocks.
Being a leading professional in the film industry for more than 10 years has helped him tremendously on the technical side to develop his own tools for video art. He has helped developing visual effects for movies such as Man of Steel, Avatar or Avengers: Infinity Wars.