Luis Scafati was born in Mendoza and studied art at the National University of Cuyo. He made his debut under the pseudonym Fati in the Hortensia review in 1972. Throughout the years, he has contributed to several important magazines and dailies, including Humor, El Péndulo, Fierro, El Periodista, Sur y Clarín in Argentina, El País in Uruguay and Il Manifesto in Italy. He has exhibited his paintings regularly since 1969. Scafati is also active in the illustration and advertising fields. Some of his advertising art was collected in the book 'Tinta China' in 1986. 'El Viejo Uno Dos' appeared in 1989, and collected a series of erotic drawings. In 1995, the video 'La Metamorfosis' was released by Worcel Producciones, which contained a series of drawings inspired by the work of Franz Kafka.