He was born in Lisbon where he studied music and painting. He won a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation scholarship between 1964 and 1966. he was
one of the founders of the Lisbon Surrealist Group. A controversial figure, always provoking, his action not only covered the field of plastic arts but
extended to that of literature and culture in general.
After a passage through the aspects of neo-realism, he adopted the surrealist premises developing pieces which is regarded as “antipainting” or
“unpainting”, deploying automatic techniques which lead to a certain informalism.