He was a painter and engraver. In the 1970s, he pursued graduate studies in History at the University of São Paulo, whilst studying drawing and composition with Hedva Megged, and engraving with Branca de Oliveira. Afterwards, he studied Anthropology in Mexico, and next lived in London for a brief period. He started his career as an artist in Venice, where he held a solo show. His work is often associated with abstract expressionism (although it often hints at figurations). It is also loaded with images brought in from his contact with Japanese culture, in the artist’s various trips to that country, thus linking his paintings to those of Japanese-Brazilian artists.