American artist James Stanford transforms original photographs of Las Vegas mid-century architecture and neon signs into intricate designs.
An early adopter of the digital art form, Stanford creates kaleidoscopic photomontages that capture Las Vegas’ iconic aesthetic and legendary neon signs and display his compelling mix of traditional photography and experimental digital art. The artist engages with his native Las Vegas, while reflecting his own Buddhist practice in his work. His art reflects an interest in transforming views of reality into imagined realms. Drawing on his own belief in Buddhism, he conceives of his digital montages as modern mandalas, offering them up as maps towards inner zen.
James Stanford is a special guest speaker at the FORMAT 2021 Conference and is releasing a new e-book of Shimmering Zen – a fresh take on his seminal body of work. The e-book is released in Spring 2021.