Biography – ARNO ELIAS
Arno Elias was born in Paris, France. Music composer, he is as well a painter and a photographer. Elias is known for his composition and production of the renowned Buddha Bar music band. Through his involvement with UNICEF, Arno Elias composed the music for their worldwide campaign with Latin recording artist, Shakira. Elias was chosen by Brigitte Bardot to compose music for the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, which was created to help protect animals from abuse.
Elias’ creative talents did not stop at his prodigious musical career, but it helped develop his own artistic creation, leading him into the world of painting and photography. Elias also worked alongside with Jean Paul Gaultier and Mario Testino in the fashion industry.
In 2011 Elias started “The Lost Series”. The collection is a crystallization of Elias’ mixed-media techniques and the powerful images he captured during his solo world photographic tour.
So far, Elias has exhibited his work in Paris, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Basel, London, Toronto, Los Angeles, Dubai, Mexico, St Barthelemy and more. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, PBS Television, USA Today, NBC, Vanity Fair, The Miami Herald, Miami Magazine, Florida International, The Chicago Tribune…
His painted photographs have been featured in art fairs throughout North America, including Miami, Scope Basel, Art Chicago, San Francisco Art MRKT, Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Silicon Valley, Art Toronto, ArtMiami New-York as well as at the prestigious Art Basel Switzerland.
He was most recently commissioned by the St. Regis Hotel in New York to create two unique works of art for the hotels permanent collection.
Elias’ focus is to continue traveling the world, using his artistic skills to create beautiful works of art.