Agustín BejaranoLa anunciación, from the series La anunciación, 1999
Mixed media on canvas, 160 x 203 cm.
Salvation at World’s End
The voice that surprised Mary at the fountain struck her from the unknown. The announcement of the miracle came from whispers; from the divine presence of the angel herald. Moments biblically perpetuated and repeatedly represented. An account that comes alive, this time, from the mystery that offers the discursive operative of Agustín Bejarano.
An Infinity of symbols coexists to enrich the semiotic platform that sustains the work of this creator. In the middle of the dreamy atmosphere the phantom chorus that highlights the inequality of the virgin presents itself; differentiation that places Mary as being blessed by the prodigy. How to redirect the gaze to new horizons? Perhaps only those who did not get lost in the compact mass of anonymous beings were saved and opted to open their eyes to the transcendental discourse.
The millennium was over and coincidentally the most difficult years of the new project knocked daily at the door. The end of the world was prophesied and reality did not contradict its arrival. Like a visionary, Bejarano announces the possibility of a beginning, the hope of a portent reserved only to those who listen to the silence behind the red lips that carry the truth.