Simone Alfarone, was born in Genoa in 1984. In 2003 he graduated from the Art School Nicolò Barbino in Genoa. In 2007 he graduated in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts with a thesis on portrait. Since 2009 he has been a professor of Drawing and Art History. Alongside his teaching activity, some independent projects in the graphic and pictorial fields. He supported scenographic projects at the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa. The production of the last few years is almost entirely dedicated to the theme of the portrait, which he deals with as a field of psychological, sign and compositional investigation. The techniques used are purely graphic and often dedicates periods of almost exclusive use to each of them: graphite, ink and digital painting. More rare are the works in oil on canvas that in recent times he only realizes on commission, as in the case of the portrait of Pope John Paul II, of 2015, preserved in the Abbey of San Siro di Struppa in Genoa Between 2005 and 2017 he participated in festivals, group and personal exhibitions of which the most recent are mentioned:
Hematite. Personal. Trumfabrik Lab, Celle Ligure (SV), 2017. Sergio Fedriani Award, life is a dream. Collective. Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, 2017. Genoa quay, transatlantic, lace. Collective. Galata museum of the sea, Genoa 2016 Ink. Illustrators, Calligraphers and Printers. Alexandria, 2015 Scratches, Festival of Reality Illustration and Cartoon. Celle Ligure (SV), 2015 Author’s ink. Fortress of Priamar, Savona, ed. 2013, 2014, 2015.