Moksananda

United Kingdom  • 1960

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Moksananda is a British born artist living and working in Valencia, Spain. 

He explores both abstract and figurative art, and the relationship between them, generally using oils and acrylics along with less refined materials such as charcoal powder, metal, and found objects. 

He is largely self-taught, although he studied drawing with the Gaia Art Academy in Valencia and painting with Barry John Raybould at the Virtual Art Academy. He also studied film with the Lights Film School based in New York.

Moksananda’s work is primarily concerned with entering into a fuller relationship with experience, and with the deeper questions that arise when we become more fully aware of our transitory existence. Whether figurative or abstract, or somewhere in between, his art acts as what the ancient Celts called a 'thin place' - a place where the veil that blinds us to deeper realities becomes more attenuated. His paintings hold and communicate a serene strength, and rest in a place of authenticity and questioning.

Denis Taylor, painter and art writer, described Moksananda in Painters Tubes Magazine, as ‘an artist of enormous flexibility [...] an original painter who mixes intelligence, talent and skill with story telling.’ The American abstract artist Ty Nathan Clark, in his introduction to one of Moksananda’s two solo shows in 2023, wrote: ‘The soft flow and almost violent gestures in the artist’s brush strokes create a juxtapose within each painting. The movements almost begging the viewer to walk directly into spiritual questions about the present themes’. 

He has been a practising Buddhist since his early twenties, ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order, and founded the Valencia Buddhist Centre. For more than 30 years he worked and travelled extensively throughout the Hispanic world, teaching and supporting others on the Buddhist path while deepening his own practice and understanding.

Now dedicated full time to art, his life as a meditator feeds into his work. He has been selected for juried group exhibitions and featured in art magazines. His paintings can be found in a growing number of private collections around the world.


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All artworks of Moksananda
Painting, La muerte, el amor y el arte II, Moksananda

La muerte, el amor y el arte II

Moksananda

Painting - 92 x 73 x 2 cm Painting - 36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,461

Painting, A beautiful friendship 1, Moksananda

A beautiful friendship 1

Moksananda

Painting - 92 x 73 x 2 cm Painting - 36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,461

Painting, Back to the primitive (triptych), Moksananda

Back to the primitive (triptych)

Moksananda

Painting - 46 x 115 x 2 cm Painting - 18.1 x 45.3 x 0.8 inch

$1,427

Painting, When all is said and done, Moksananda

When all is said and done

Moksananda

Painting - 100 x 81 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch

$1,604

Painting, The teaching (diptych), Moksananda

The teaching (diptych)

Moksananda

Painting - 65 x 108 x 2 cm Painting - 25.6 x 42.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,726

Painting, Sine qua non (diptych), Moksananda

Sine qua non (diptych)

Moksananda

Painting - 72 x 120 x 2 cm Painting - 28.3 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

$1,914

Painting, La muerte, el amor y el arte 3, Moksananda

La muerte, el amor y el arte 3

Moksananda

Painting - 92 x 73 x 2 cm Painting - 36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,461

Painting, La muerte, el amor y el arte 1, Moksananda

La muerte, el amor y el arte 1

Moksananda

Painting - 92 x 73 x 2 cm Painting - 36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,461

Painting, Good grief (triptych), Moksananda

Good grief (triptych)

Moksananda

Painting - 55 x 139 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 54.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,726

Painting, Even though we never got to say goodbye (triptych), Moksananda

Even though we never got to say goodbye (triptych)

Moksananda

Painting - 61 x 151 x 2 cm Painting - 24 x 59.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,881

Painting, Beyond our landmarks 2, Moksananda

Beyond our landmarks 2

Moksananda

Painting - 73 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,184

Painting, A beautiful friendship 3, Moksananda

A beautiful friendship 3

Moksananda

Painting - 92 x 73 x 2 cm Painting - 36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,461

Painting, Poetry, Moksananda

Poetry

Moksananda

Painting - 92 x 73 x 3 cm Painting - 36.2 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch

$1,461

Painting, Poema 2, Moksananda

Poema 2

Moksananda

Painting - 24 x 19 x 3 cm Painting - 9.4 x 7.5 x 1.2 inch

$288

Painting, Poema 3, Moksananda

Poema 3

Moksananda

Painting - 24 x 19 x 3 cm Painting - 9.4 x 7.5 x 1.2 inch

$288

Painting, Poema 12, Moksananda

Poema 12

Moksananda

Painting - 27 x 22 x 3 cm Painting - 10.6 x 8.7 x 1.2 inch

$332

Painting, Poema 6, Moksananda

Poema 6

Moksananda

Painting - 35 x 27 x 3 cm Painting - 13.8 x 10.6 x 1.2 inch

$420

Painting, Poet 1, Moksananda

Poet 1

Moksananda

Painting - 41 x 33 x 3 cm Painting - 16.1 x 13 x 1.2 inch

$498

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When was Moksananda born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1960