Riccardo Prosperi, popularly known as ‘Simafra’, was born in 1985 in Florence. He still lives and works in the city, close to where Michaelangelo’s studios once were, and founded ‘La Bottega Moderna,’ an influential independent artist and cultural space, in his hometown.
His art features in a number of prestigious global collections. He has also been featured in publications such as Firenze Magazine, luxury bookazine The Player and Elle Décor (USA). Maddox Gallery presented Simafra’s first ever solo exhibition in the UK, Eden, in January 2017. To promote the exhibition, New England produced a series of videos featuring his work and a gallery catalogue.