Agustín BejaranoLos ritos del silencio CCXXX, 2005
Mixed media on canvas, 105 x 203 cm.
[…] All his pieces are metaphorical yearnings, needs, anguishes, solitudes, dreams and desires. But there are truly humble desires such as satisfying hunger and fearsome desires unleashed by power. In principle, Bejarano does not claim for relief any of these scourges; apparently he only mentions and exposes them to us in the dissection of the spirit of the present, from its very marrow […].
[…] That man leaning on the almost infinite table is not crying of anguish. I prefer to be sure that, with humbleness, that same man leans arms and head and allows the strength of his prayer to grow deep inside. A prayer that no one will ever again turn his head in the face of mockery, abuse, violence, misery or pain of the people of this or any other world. A prayer to end once and for all with indifference. 1
1. Caridad Blanco, “Prayer,” Los ritos del silencio, Agustín Bejarano (Catalogue, Havana: Servando Art Gallery, 8th Havana Biennial, 2003), 9-10.