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Arno Elias was born in Paris, France. A multi-talented musician, painter and photographer, he is known for his compositions of the globally renowned Buddha Bar music, launching Elias into legendary new age and world musical status. In his early music career, Elias released the solo album “Le monde inconnu”, on the Universal Music label. At 26, he released “Alchimie” on the Sony/BMG France label, which contained the hit single “Une Question D’habitude”. The album went platinum in France. Through his involvement with UNICEF, Arno composed the music for their worldwide campaign with Latin recording artist, Shakira.

His creative talents did not stop at his prodigious musical career that began at an early age, but continued to his artistic career, prompting him into the world of art. One of his early dimensional paintings hangs in the United Nations, New York, on display at UNICEF headquarters.

His artwork echoes the energetic world rhythms that define his music. Elias has developed a personal and symbolic graffiti language with elements of Sanskrit, Asian characters, and mathematical codes that appear within every canvas. Much like his music, these disparate elements are blended into a cohesive whole through careful layering of each component. His exciting mixed media collage paintings feature powerful icons and images ranging from the contemplative Buddha, to musicians, philosophers, movie stars, mathematicians, writers, and beautiful female icons. In 2006 Elias was the chosen host for the official closing party of Art Basel in Miami at the Shore Club. He has had exhibitions in Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, New York, Las Vegas… His work has been reviewed in ‘The New York Times’, PBS USA

Art 360 TV Show, NBC Television channel, the Miami Herald, Miami Magazine, Florida International, TV5 TV Network…

His work is premiered in private and corporate collections worldwide.

It is a beautiful thing to hear the amazing compositions of Arno Elias expressed in his music and now to view his creative soul on canvas. And his journey has only just begun….


Selected Group/Single

2003 Solo Exhibition in Paris at the Rothschild Foundation

2005 Live Painting Music performance Art Basel official closing party Shore Club Miami

2006 Art Futures Gallery Wynwood Miami (group show)

2006 ART BASEL official closing Party at the Shore Club Miami

2007 Sagamore the Museum hotel Miami (group show)

2007 Mandalay Bay Hotel Las Vegas (group show)

2007 Art Futures Gallery Wynwood Miami (Solo show)

2008 Art Futures Gallery Wynwood Miami (Solo show)

2008 Art Ball Casa Casuarina Charity Auction Miami

2008 Avant Gallery Miami Beach (Solo show)

2009 Sagamore the Museum hotel Miami (group show)

2009 Solo Show Avant Gallery Miami

2009 Art For Life Russell Simmons Foundation Hotel Fontainebleau Miami

2009 Art Basel Art and Design Avant Gallery Miami

2010 Group show Galerie Protee Paris

2010 solo at Avant Gallery Miami

2010 Group Show Keszler gallery NYC

2010 Solo show Galerie Protee Paris

2010 W hotel Miami Beach

2010 Art basel Lexus Art Explosion

2010 SCOPE Miami 2010 Keszler Gallery NYC

2010 group show ART BASEL Avant Gallery Miami

2011 Solo Show Decorches Fine Art Las Vegas

2011 Group Show Keszler Gallery NYC

2011 ART CHICAGO Lichtfeld Gallery Basel

2011 Group Show Besharat Gallery Atlanta


Miami Herald

Florida Magazine

New York Times

Le Figaro

Elle Magazine

Art news

Le Parisien

Vanity fair

Rolling Stones

Haute Living


PBS channel


Plum TV