Maitreya by Karma Phuntsok, Bodhisattva in the Modern City, Airbrush Buddha


Maitreya is the known as the "future Buddha”. He is a Bodhisattva who will bring new teachings to the earth as the successor of the Shakyamuni Buddha.

Here he has descended into a modern cityscape - is he coming soon or as he already arrived?

This piece was completed during Karma Phunstok's airbrushing period.


TITLE: Maitreya
ARTIST: Karma Phuntsok

Available as:

• Fine Art Card: Made to order using a linen embossed card stock paper.


• Classic Poster Print: Perfect for adding powerful yet peaceful feeling to a room.


• Canvas Giclée Print: These are ready-to-hang, made on artist-grade canvas that is hand-stretched on a .75" inch deep, sustainable, non-warping wood frame.

All prints are made using the archival pigment inks, UV and fade-resistant.


Canvas Giclée Prints take 5-10 business days to create prior to the shipping time (3-7 days).

Fine Art Cards and posters take 3-5 days prior to shipping.

Free shipping in the U.S. (48 contiguous states only).

(in inches)

• 6x9" Fine Art Card
• 10x14" Canvas Giclée
• 14x19" Canvas Giclée


Karma Phuntsok is a pioneer of Tibetan contemporary art and one of the few Tibetan artists who directly experienced the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959. After escaping to India, Karma studied traditional Tibetan thangka painting for several years. In the 1970's, he began to explore new techniques and materials, interweaving modern with traditional symbols. Karma's paintings are now held in public and private collections around the world. As one of today's most influential artists, Karma has also paved the way for others, both Tibetan and non-Tibetan, seeking new ways to combine traditional Tibetan iconography with contemporary work.

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Reviews (4)


I really live this traditional image of Maitreya superimposed on a modern cityscape. It is very compelling. All the images I ordered shipped quickly, and the seller was very helpful.

An exquisite piece from a renowned artist at an amazing price! Communication from the seller was excellent, shipping was expedient, and the print arrived in perfect condition. All-around fantastic experience!

Beautiful print of this amazing painting! The paper is nice and sturdy and I love that you can see the texture of the canvas paint in the print. Was well packaged and it was a pleasure to interact the with owners.

I love this picture! It's difficult to find pictures of Maitreya, especially with all the symbols. It's works beautifully against the backdrop of skyscrapers.

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