"I half expect one of Luis Enrique's figures to appear from around the next corner at any moment", continues Conde.
The 28 year old Cuban painter, currently residing in Quito, Ecuador, has long been fascinated with Mexico. His father, master painter Enrique Toledo, has exhibited many times in Mexico over the years, bringing home souvenirs of embroidered fabrics, and tales of meetings with foreign artists in an unfamiliar landscape.
"What is very gratifying for me is to be able to exhibit my work in a nation which overflows with surrealism, magic, archetypes and symbolism. ...a land culturally strong, from its roots up. Additionally, it's a great honor to show my work in a country that helped develop, one of my favorite artists and a great influence on my work, Remedios Varo."