Arno Elias is a multi-talented musician, painter and photographer.
‘’The Lost Series’’ is a crystallization of Arno Elias’ mixed media techniques and reflect the powerful images he captured during his solo world photographic tour. The series features exquisite moments from exotic locations, and through this Elias is ‘’lost’’ in the culture and context of five continents. The artist selects and prints on archival pigment paper, and then embellishes each piece using his painting techniques. Every piece of the same series becomes its own special mixed-media photographic painting.
Kate Moss Red ''Escape''
Mixed Media Hand Embellished Photography
Arno Elias, was born in Paris, France. He is A multi-talented musician, painter and photographer.
Arno 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. In his early music career, as a songwriter and singer in France. 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”. Buddha Bar sold millions of his Albums worldwide, From 2001 to 2009 Arno produced and composed some of the most significant Buddha Bar classic hits such as Amor Amor, El Corazon, Guide me...
Arno Elias was chosen by Brigitte Bardot to compose special music for her Animal Rights "Brigitte Bardot Foundation" which was created to help protect animals from abuse.
His creative talents did not stop at his prodigious musical career that began at an early age, but continued to his artistic career, leading him into the world of painting and photography. Studying the European contemporary artists from the 60’s and 70’s and the American pop art movement inspired Arno.
Working alongside Jean Paul Gaultier and Mario Testino in the fashion industry further influenced and informed his creative direction. To date, Arno has exhibited in Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Paris, New York, Las Vegas, Basel, Los Angeles... His work has been reviewed in ‘The New York Times’, pbs Television, U.S.A today, NBC, the Miami Herald, Miami Magazine, Florida International, Haute Living, and the Chicago Tribune.
His Paintings and Photographs have been featured in Art Fairs throughout North America to include Scope Miami, Scope Basel, Art Chicago, and San Francisco Art Mrkt, ART MIAMI, as well as at the prestigious Art Basel Switzerland.
He was recently commissioned by the St. Regis Hotel in NYC to create two unique works of arts for the hotel's permanent collection. One of which, a mixed media photographic painting of the founder John Jacob Astor IV, will be prominently featured in the lobby of the prestigious hotel.
His artistic sophistication, sense of color and dramatic expression can be seen in his diverse spectrum of artistic creations.
In 2007 Arno Elias debuted his contemporary painting collection in the USA in a solo show at Art Futures Gallery in the Wynwood district of Miami, Florida and continued shows there for the next few years. PBS produced a documentary piece about Arno that same year showcasing his paintings, his life and his future plans for solo photographic journeys.
Arno was exhibited from 2008 through 2011 in Miami with several solo shows being mounted for Art Basel Miami. Galerie Protee in Paris on the Rue Seine exhibited his work in 2010 alongside the French Masters Soulage and Mathieu. During the same time Keszler Gallery in NYC showed Arno with Banksy, and Peter Beard. He then was also seen at the Besharat Gallery in Atlanta in 2010 through 2011 and Lichtfeld Gallery exhibited Arno Elias’ art during Art Basel in Switzerland in June 2011. His work is also on exhibit at Markowicz Fine Art in the Design District in Miami.
His most recent solo show was at Mouche Gallery in Beverly Hills and Markowicz fine art in Miami, garnering the interest of several high profile collectors.
Currently, his work is being shown at Pop International Gallery in Soho New York and Modernbook Gallery in San Francisco
Selected Shows Group/Single
Markowicz Fine Art, Miami, USA
ART New-York, USA
Themes + Project Gallery - San Francisco, USA
SBH Gallery - Saint Bart
Bartoux Galerie, New York, USA
Art MKRT San Francisco International Art Fair (Solo Show), USA
Art Miami Context, Miami, USA
Pop International, New York, USA
212 Gallery - Aspen
Opera Gallery Dubaï, UAE
Art New York, USA
L.A ART SHOW Modern Book Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
AAF London Modernbook gallery, UK
AAF New York Modernbook gallery, USA
Pop International, New York, USA
Art Mrkt San Francisco Modernbook gallery, USA
Art Southampton within Markowicz Fine Art, USA
Pop Austin international art show, USA
Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, USA
Art Toronto International Art Fair, Canada
Markowicz Fine Art, Miami, USA
Mouche Gallery Beverly Hills (Group Show)
POP international New York (Group Show)
Markowicz fine art Miami (Solo Show)
Mouche Gallerry Beverly Hills Terry O'Neil and Arno Elias
ART MIAMI Modern Book Gallery San Francisco, USA
Markowicz fine art (Group show) Miami, USA
Mouche Gallery (Solo Show) Beverly Hills CA, USA
Pop International Soho New York, USA
POP international Art Basel Miami (Group Show)
Decorches Fine Art Las Vegas (Solo Show), USA
Keszler Gallery NYC (Group Show), USA
ART CHICAGO Lichtfeld Gallery Basel
Besharat Gallery Atlanta (Solo Show), USA
Art MKRT San Francisco Besharat Gallery, USA
SCOPE Basel Besharat Gallery
Avant Gallery Miami (Solo Show), USA
Pictures and Furniture Avant Gallery (Group Show) Art Basel
Galerie Protee Paris (Group Show)
Avant Gallery Miami (Solo Show) and Art Basel (Group Show)
Keszler gallery NYC (Group Show)
Galerie Protee Paris (Solo Show)
SCOPE Miami, USA
Sagamore the Museum hotel Miami (Group Show)
Solo Show Avant Gallery Miami, USA
Art For Life Russell Simmons Foundation Hotel Fontainebleau Miami
Art Basel Art and Design Avant Gallery Miami (Group Show)
"Sacred Art" Art Futures Gallery Wynwood Miami (Group Show)
Avant Gallery Miami Beach (Solo Show)
Art Expo Las Vegas Art Futures Gallery, USA
Art Futures Gallery Wynwood Miami (Solo Show)
Art Futures Gallery Wynwood Miami (Group Show)
Solo Exhibition in Paris at the Rothschild Foundation, France