As an artist Gustavo used this inspiration primarily in textile design, which he worked for 7 years. He cultivated the medium of tapestries and weaving using earth tones and various types of textures to create his individual design that has influenced his current work. In the 80’s, Gustavo received his B.A in Art and Communication from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogotá.
While at the University, he also studied photography and advertising. Gustavo moved to the United States in 1981, where he continued his education in art techniques and anatomical drawing. He keeps on exploring new techniques of texture, color and composition to establish his own distinctive style.