Riccardo Prosperi, also known as Simafra, lives and works in Florence, his hometown.He started painting as early as 2000, working for a famous Florentine workshop of restorers and at the same time studying with Professor Ottavio Troiano.


The main focus of Simafra’s artwork  is working on traditional materials in untraditional ways. Mainly, he uses oil paints to express spontaneous feelings and moods. 


Since 2004 he has participated in competitions and group exhibitions in Tuscany and within a few years, he started exhibiting in Italy and all over the world.

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