Self-taught, he made his debut in 1968 with his first one-man show at the Galleria Inquadrature in Florence. During the 1970s he began an intense research on the free juxtaposition of objects and figures within a fantastical and suspended atmosphere, influenced by Neo-Dada and Pop Art research. In these years he experimented with various pictorial techniques, in which he combined fluorescent colours, decalcomania, collage and photographic transpositions. Between 1972 and 1973 he exhibited in the main private galleries in Florence, presented by his friend the poet Alfonso Gatto.
During the 1980s he gained official recognition through his participation in the Venice Biennale in 1982 and in the 11th Rome Quadriennale in 1985. He became established on the national art scene in 1993 with the retrospective mounted at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, where he showed an important group of works spanning his whole artistic career. This exhibition concluded with the fantastical landscapes of his maturity, characterised by bright, vivid colours and an extremely original pictorial technique combining thickly applied pigment with refined fields of smooth, transparent colour.