Agustín BejaranoUntitled, from the series Los ritos del silencio, 2007
Mixed media on canvas, 80 x 60 cm.
[…] This ecumenical man that Agustín Bejarano has decided to show in his abandonment has crossed and exceeded his own limits through prayer, request and meditation while silence is reiterated as echo. Something intense and unmentionable arrives, falls, and invades with its density the place reserved to that voice, which would desperately like to be heard. These are the revelations toward which silence drives us. A strong rainfall may arrive, but time is something else. A fine drizzle is present in the passing of time. Time waits impassive. The weight is inside the man’s chest, suffocating him; nothing breaks it, nothing free it; a hat is his only protection. Man yesterday, today. Always under the eternal rain of days.1
1. Caridad Blanco, “Agustín Bejarano, The rain of days,” in Agustín Bejarano, Obras 1987 – 2000 (Havana: Artecubano Ediciones, 2006), 167.