Arno Elias was born in Paris, France. He is a multi-talented musician, painter and photographer. Elias is known for his compositions of the globally renowned Buddha Bar music. Through his involvement with UNICEF Arno composed the music for their worldwide campaign with Latin recording artist, Shakira. Arno is the only artist in the history of Buddha Bar to have composed and produced the first original Buddha Bar album, titled “BUDDHA BAR Nature.”
Elias’ creative talents did not stop at his prodigious musical career, but continued into his artistic career, leading him into the world of painting and photography. Working alongside Jean Paul Gaultier and Mario Testino in the fashion industry further influenced and informed his creative direction.
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.
To date Elias has exhibited 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, and The Chicago Tribune.
I Am Not A Trophy - Follow the link here to view recent press on the amazing “I am not a Trophy” series 212GALLERY artist Arno Elias is doing to help protect animals from game hunting.