Italian painter, born in 1979, he graduated from the Liceo Artistico in Latina and, in 2003, he graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.

He discovered the technique of watercolor as a child, then continued to experiment with other techniques during his artistic studies (pastels, chalks, oil, photography, computers), focusing on the details, observing the great masters such as Dürer, Caravaggio, De Chirico and Chuck Close.
He began to work in the restoration sites of Rome, and in other Italian cities including Turin and Reggio Calabria, among historical buildings, monuments and works of art, where he refined the precision and attention to detail.
He returned to watercolor painting in 2015, with the first two solo exhibitions in Latina (Factory10 and mad.on.paper-lafeltrinelli); then, the turning point on the international scene came with the first participation in Fabriano in Acquarello in 2016 and the following year it becomes one of the Italian leaders, still in office today.
Balzarani has participated in various international exhibitions and contests: in Hong Kong, Budapest, Karachi, Montemor-o-Novo, London, Bratislava, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Thessaloniki, Moscow, Indonesia, Cagliari and Sperlonga, at the Biennale International Prize of Fabriano and in international exhibitions and members of American watercolor companies such as the NWS in San Pedro - of which and is Signature Member - the AWS in New York, the NWWS in Seattle, the NEWS in Kent.
During the lockdown period, in 2020, he participated in several streaming events on Youtube, such as the special edition of Fabriano In Acquarello online and "Go with the... Flow", a 24-hour marathon with 100 watercolourists from around the world.
Since 2017, Daniel Smith (USA) has been nominated Brand Ambassador for watercolor, collaborating with both technical and social media for watercolor, water-soluble oil and gouache paints.
His works focus on still life, mainly depicting metal and glass objects, and contemporary urban landscapes, which he personally photographs, embracing the hyperrealistic style, influenced by masters of Pop-Art and Photorealism as Andy Warhol, Chuck Close and Ralph Goings.
Balzarani is Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and a member of InArte.
Balzarani also cultivates the hobby of painting miniatures, particularly aircraft and toy soldiers.

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