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 Arno was known 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”
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.
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 Paris, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Basel, London, Toronto, Los Angeles, Dubai, Mexico, St Barthelemy, ... His work has been reviewed in ‘The New York Times’, pbs Television, U.S.A today, NBC, Vanity Fair, the Miami Herald, Miami Magazine, Florida International, and the Chicago Tribune...

In 2011 Arno started "THE LOST SERIES"
a crystallization of Arno Elias' mixed-media techniques and reflect the powerful images he captured during his solo world photographic tour. Arno's focus is to travel the world and continue the journey he has yet to photograph that will provide fulfillment and meaning for all who view his personal impressions

His Painted Photographs have been featured in Art Fairs throughout North America to include Scope Miami, Scope Basel, Art Chicago, San Francisco Art Mrkt, Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Silicon Valley, Art Toronto as well as at the prestigious Art Basel Switzerland.
He was recently commissioned by the St. Regis Hotel in New York to create two unique works of art for the hotel's permanent collection.
His artistic sophistication, sense of color and dramatic expression can be seen in his diverse spectrum of artistic creations.