Riccardo Prosperi, a world-renowned artist better known by his stage name Simafra, is currently holding his first-ever solo exhibition in the UAE at the Park Hyatt Dubai. Celebrated for his thought-provoking artwork, dream landscapes, and use of rich colours, Simafra’s work has been shown in Paris, Berlin, Istanbul, Rome, London, and his native Florence, as well as on a number of film sets across the world.

The new exhibition, which began on 2 March 2024, is called HORTUS, from the Latin word meaning “the garden”. The works are all centered around the theme of a lush, intimate garden, where one can grow fruits and vegetables, with aspects that highlight life’s cyclical nature of birth and rebirth.

Visitors are encouraged to pause and reflect and explore a sense of self-awareness while perusing the works, inspiring them to pay more attention to the minute details that fluctuate with the different seasons found in nature.

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The exhibition will take place in the Park Hyatt Dubai’s Lobby Lounge until 15 March 2024, adjacent to the stunning extensive gardens that the Park Hyatt Dubai is renowned for. Known as a haven of tranquility that is ripe for escapism amidst the bustle of the city, the property, which is located in the Dubai Creek Resort, holds various functions in its The Palm Garden, The Fountain Garden, and The Marina Garden.