Hamburg Kennedy recently discovered and fell in love with the work Arno Elias; known first and foremost for his Buddha Bar music. What people don't know is that he is a brilliant artist as well as a musician. In his work, a latter day Peter Beard variation on the African theme.
Each of his black and white photographs of African wildlife (like Beard) is exquisitely hand colored becoming its own special mixed-media photographic painting that happens to be immensely affordable. Music, philanthropy, fine art; Arno Elias is absolutely one of HKP's Top New Artists for 2015