Ecos de Tombuctu – 2006 –

Irene Lopez de Castro exhibits her paintings inspired by her travels in Mali. We see the Africa that she knows, with its colors and light, allowing us to feel the wind that fills the sails of the boats on the Niger River, and sometimes feel the haste of the women who pose.

She asks us, upon viewing her work, to mentally close our eyes for a few seconds, y listen to the guitar, the drums and the voice of Ali Farka Toure, the Malian musician, recently lost and who, like all artists, at his pace and rhythm, show us with chords, the same work that Irene shows us: Timbuktu and her river, situated, as he would say, “Just in the center of the world”.

Manuel Mejía