Born in Concepción, Chile, on April 29, 1956.
In 1973 he entered the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Chile. In 1977, at the same university, he began to teach drawing as a professor. In 1979 he entered the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Complutense University to study anatomy and drawing, and showed interest in other areas such as color physics, ophthalmology, optical physics, photography, psychology of vision, different painting techniques and digital imaging.
In 1985 he left for Madrid, Spain, where he settled permanently and a couple of years later founded his own art academy and the ARAUCO project, a workshop for painting, music, graphic design and theater. Currently, this project has become the Foundation of Contemporary Art and Authors, of which he is vice-president.