Urivaldo was born in Mindelo, Cape Verde. He left his home country at the age of 15 for France and Italy where he started as a fashion designer and photographer. Working at Blumarine in Italy, he would later become world renowned for his talent. Like most artists living in culturally artistic cities, he found himself inspired by the beauty surrounding him. From the centuries old artworks and architecture, to the luxury of high-end fashion and glamour, everything seemed like a source of inspiration to him. His work is styled with intricate craftsmanship and design, resulting in exotic and sensual vibes combined with cutting edge lines, symmetry and gloom.