Around 1966-67, my uncle introduced my works to the art galleries, and by 1969 I went to study in New York. I spent two years at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School. These were two intense years of apprenticeship and I learned much during that time. In 1971 I returned to my country and I actively prepared my first exhibition. In January 1972, I organized in the Occide Jeanty Kiosk, an outdoor exhibition in concert with some colleagues well known in the artistic milieu.
Later on, I decided to abandon my former technique. I decided to burn about fifteen of my paintings. The smoke that rose carried with it not only my paintings, but also my former aesthetic. From these ashes, a new artist was born, whereupon I decided to take on a new name “Valcin II”.