Born in São Paulo, Brazil, he started his dedication towards paintings and drawings by the age of 11 with a clear goal of becoming an artist. By the age of 16, he was made a member of the Artists Association of São Paulo.
Nevertheless he was not intimidated by the premature and ascending success of his career, moving on into his studies and researches, searching for the excellence of his art. His professors were Salvador Rodrigues Júnior, Sante Bullo and Giovanni Oppido.
Gilberto has always enjoyed studying the ancient cultures such as the art history, trying to learn from the works of the great masters of painting more closely and, at the same time, keeping his works balanced with the contemporary trends of global art. In his creations, being a simple study or a more complex composition, he is always making use of the nature as a source of information and inspiration.
On his journey to Russia in 1999, the beginning of a new artistic stage took place in his career. In the first year, he studied at the V. A. Surikov Institute, Moscow. In 2000, he was transferred to Saint Petersburg, being accepted as a student at the I. E. Repin State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture.