1957 – 1962

In 1957 he won a scholarship to complete his study in Paris. He attended classes at the École des Beaux-Arts and frequented the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.

During his years in the French capital, he restored several rooms in the Elysée Palace, and his efforts were personally acknowledged by President René Coty. He later restored the office of the Minister of the Navy in the Place de la Concorde and the presidential box at the Palais Garnier opera house.

While living in Paris, he visited London a few times to participate in several group exhibitions. In 1959 another scholarship took him to the British capital. He attended drawing and printmaking classes at Saint Martin’s School of Art while working as a restorer and gilder for a prestigious framing shop. In 1961 he entered the British Railways Poster Competition and won first prize.

He began to investigate matter-rich Art Informel. His work with matter materialised in the creation of a singular language that would produce the well-known Puertas [Doors] series.