After his horticulture diploma obtained in 1958 and his military service completed in 1961, he began to create works from forbidden directions and flower pots filled with cement and used white ceramic tiles with black joints. These will quickly become the trademark of the artist. The strong signs of society will be inscribed in his work.
He had his first solo exhibition at the Jean Larcade Gallery in Paris and in 1966 at Mathias Fels. He participated in the IX Biennial of São Paulo in Brazil in 1967, in 1970 and 1973 at the Alexandre Iolas Gallery in New York. He is very quickly called to exhibit at the four corners of the world. In 1975, he made the stained glass windows of the Abbey of Noirlac.
In 1969, he began building his own house in La Celle Saint-Cloud, which is his main work of art. It will be twenty-four years of research on space. In 1993, he decided to destroy it and exhibited the pieces of the house in surgical containers at the CAPC museum of contemporary art in Bordeaux. Michelle Porte’s film, La Maison, a testimony to the event, will be screened on this occasion. He represented France at the Venice Biennale the same year and won the honorary prize.