Riccardo Prosperi – also known as the award winning Italian artist; Simafra – is a 32 year old painter working from his studio in Florence creating art impact with the rich diversity of his artworks, with Cameron Diaz heading a star studded list of private collectors. Simafra paintings hang in major national and international institutions.

Interior decorators love his works and prestigious luxury hotels, such as the Cipriani group, have acquired his unique works to enhance sensuous and elegant décor surroundings. Simafra and his art have been featured in numerous international publications including: Firenze Magazine, Lonely Planet and Elle Décor (USA). Simafra started painting in 2000 and learned decoration and classic art restoration crafts by working for five years in a well-known Florentine workshop.

From 2004 he started participating in art contests and collective exhibitions in Italy and foreign galleries. The in 2008 Simafra worked in Paris. In the same year, he won the exhibition prize at “Premio Italia”. He also spent time living and working in Bonn. To celebrate our opening at Maddox Gallery, we have especially commissioned Simafra to create special new artworks. On view from December 3rd.

Celebrity Fans
The works of Simafra are now part of the collections of private national and international collectors and institutions, among them: the finance minister of Lebanon, the Cipriani restaurant in Ibiza, Palazzo Tod’s of Diego Della Valle and the private apartment of Cameron Diaz in Manhattan (New York).


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