Agustín BejaranoUntitled, from the series Los ritos del silencio, 2010
Mixed media and resin, 44 x 81 cm.
Time simulates having stopped and it weighs. The restlessness provokes an oppression in the chest as if one could not reach air to breathe. The door in from of me has its own flesh. One discovers its skins in the trenches left by the fractured painting, in those pieces about to fall off, about to jump on me. That door, which perhaps was once white, opens. A trace of breeze takes me to see The Rites of Silence […]. 1
[…] These landscape of his, which are born of unquestionably abstract depths, expand in sepias, sienna, ochre in their most mythical intensities, whites of abundant foggy density and one or another warm touch of synthetic orange or pale rose. They emerge in the material, in more moderated crazings and the effects of resin pasted on the canvas surfaces; suggestive to the hand as if they were a different writing made more for the touch of the soul than for the distraction of the eyes, together with other zones worn down by the bite of time, as impartial witness of nature and human essence […]. 2
1. Caridad Blanco, “Prayer,” Los ritos del silencio, Agustín Bejarano (Catalogue, 8th Havana Biennial: Servando Art Gallery, 2003), 8.
2. Caridad Blanco, “Agustín Bejarano, The rain of days,” in Agustín Bejarano, Obras 1987 – 2000 (Havana: Artecubano Ediciones, 2006), 165.