Arno Elias: The Lost Series | St Barth


November 3 - November 13, 2014 

Space SBH is delighted to present the ‘Lost Series’ - an exhibition of photography by talented French photographer Arno Elias in his first exhibition in St Barth.

The “Lost Series” is a crystallization of Arno Elias' mixed-media techniques and the works reflect the powerful images he captured during his solo world photographic tour. His unique pieces can be seen to carry a sensibility reminiscent of that of Peter Beard.

After the photographs are selected and are printed on archival pigment paper, Elias then embellishes each piece separately using painting to enhance the original image and elevate the experience for the viewer. He applies his own language seen in different codes layered upon the piece with a spectrum of color. Every piece of the same series becomes its own special unique mixed-media photographic painting.

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. In particular, Arno is passionate about endangered species, such as the African elephants and wildlife habitats that are fast being encroached upon by burgeoning populations and westernized economies which may not be sensitive to the earth and its creatures. 

He is able to focus on the simplicity and purity of the lives of indigenous people's who are connected to the environment and depend upon its natural resources for survival. The relationships and connections Arno is able to realize in photographing people and moments in time, have imbued his spirit with a quest for humanity and awakened his senses to the power and beauty of these diverse cultures. This series illustrates the harmony of the tribes with nature – they go hand in hand – one civilization – man influenced by the animal and the animal also imprinted by man. In these pieces the animals are painted with the colours of the tribes that co-habit the environment – making them interchangeable.

Arno Elias has exhibited extensively internationally and has been selected for numerous Art Fairs throughout North America including 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. His photographs have become very collectable.

 


Giraffe Duet  by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Giraffe Duet (1/12), 2014

Limited edition photography

30 x 41 in (76.20 x 104.14 cm)

Tembo 4 by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Tembo 4 (1/12), 2012

Limited edition hand painted photography

79 x 104 cm (31.10 x 40.94 in)

Mtoto by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Mtoto (1/9), 2014

52 x 39 in (132.08 x 99.06 cm)

Tembo 9 by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Tembo 9 (1/6), 2014

Limited edition hand-embellished photograph; signed & numbered

77 x 58 in (195.58 x 147.32 cm)

Tembo 5 by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Tembo 5 (1/6), 2012

66 x 52 in (167.64 x 132.08 cm)

The Stallion by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

The Stallion (1/6), 2014

Limited edition hand-embellished photograph; signed & numbered

52 x 70 in (132.08 x 177.80 cm)

Simba by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Simba (1/9), 2014

51 x 51 in (129.54 x 129.54 cm)

Rhinoceros by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Rhinoceros (/12), 2014

Limited edition hand painted photography

79 x 104 cm (31.10 x 40.94 in)

Giraffa by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Giraffa (/12), 2014

Limited edition hand painted photography

104 x 79 cm (40.94 x 31.10 in)

Rhino Duet by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Rhino Duet (1/9), 2014

52 x 37 in (132.08 x 93.98 cm)

Maradja by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Maradja (1/9), 2011

52 x 38 in (132.08 x 96.52 cm)

Jodphur Wall by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Jodphur Wall (1/6), 2011

70 x 54 in (177.80 x 137.16 cm)

The Masai  by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

The Masai (1/6), 2013

Limited edition hand-embellished photograph; signed & numbered

72 x 52 in (182.88 x 132.08 cm)

Samburu Warrior  by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Samburu Warrior (1/9), 2014

52 x 37 in (132.08 x 93.98 cm)

The Walk  by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

The Walk (1/6), 2013

68 x 48 in (172.72 x 121.92 cm)

A man and a horse I by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

A man and a horse I (1/6), 2013

Limited edition hand-painted photograph; signed & numbered

43 x 65 in (109.22 x 165.10 cm)

Power and Spirit by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Power and Spirit (1/9), 2011

52 x 52 in (132.08 x 132.08 cm)

Wonder-boy Standing by Arno Elias

Arno Elias

Wonder-boy Standing (1/6), 2013

74 x 42 in (187.96 x 106.68 cm)

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