Alfonso Borghi was born in 1944 in the town of Campegine di Reggio Emilia.

He approaches painting at the age of 18, has the opportunity to exhibit his works for the first time, thanks to the intercession of a collector. He leaves for a short trip to Paris. From this stay follows a passionate research, which will turn towards Expressionism after his return to Italy, thanks also to the lucky meeting with George Pielmann , a pupil of Kokoschka .

His being expressionist is underlined by an original attitude, in which the approach with the canvas is free from ideological constraints.

Futurism, Surrealism, Morandian figurativism, are only the foundations of an artistic poetics that combines experience and research in original works, far from the formal impositions of a certain painting.

Borghi uses color as the center of gravity of his artistic experience. The material then completes the work. He thus creates a solid balance, a Yin and yang of lights and shadows of matter and spirit, in which different elements chase each other to merge in an always original chromatic harmony.

Retracing the long journey of Alfonso Borghi is like crossing time and history from 1965 to the present day. Time is the essence of the idea contained today in the material of Alfonso Borghi; his works are the expression of a liberating visual story of emotions and feelings, a combination of physical and ideal, formal and chromatic elements, closely connected to the artistic history of a territory, the one in which Borghi was born and raised, as a painter and as a man, but that time has opened to the vision of the world.

Thanks to a long exhibition activity and constant artistic experimentation, Borghi has been able to wisely combine the importance for the homeland with international experiences. Today his works find space in public and private collections and in Italian and European museums.