In our fast-paced, hectic world, the art of Stan Adard creates an oasis of peace and tranquility in any space. Deceptively static at first, after a few moments viewers realise that Adard’s digital paintings are in fact moving images. Upon even closer observation, it becomes apparent that the gently oscillating organic forms that Adard creates are breathing. These Breathing Digital Paintings, as Adard calls them, inspire people to breathe consciously, something Adard believes helps to unite the soul, spirit, and body. The breathing effect of his digital art is created through an algorithm that mimics human breathing patterns, something Adard developed specifically for this project. His goal is to create images that move, yet are timed to do so slowly and subtly enough that they do not come across as videos. “I always like to say that my creative tool is a 4-dimensional digital brush,” he says.
Adard currently lives in Switzerland, where he owns and manages several IT companies. Working on visual art has been his passion since the very first days of digital animation.