França was a visual artist. As a teenager, he studied drawing, painting and lithography. In the late 1970s, he moved to São Paulo to study Visual Arts at the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo, where he developed an intense graphic work, which focused on printing and was strongly encouraged by the artist Regina Silveira. In 1979, he began to experiment with xerography and founded, together with Hudinilson Jr. and Mário Ramiro, the group 3NÓS3, which carried out urban interventions. Due to his interest in art and technology, França got in touch with works by Nam June Paik and Buky Schwarz, and began to experiment with video installations. In 1982, França began his master´s degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, and explored more formal issues in his installations. In 1983, the artist began to mainly focus on his work with video, seeking to update and develop a narrative code that would work specifically for this support by manipulating videography elements, such as audio synchrony, and having friends and himself as characters, thus, including autobiographic elements. Sexuality and death are the most recurring themes in his work, which was prematurely interrupted in 1991.