Agustín BejaranoUntitled, from the series Los ritos del silencio, 2017
Mixed media on wood-paper, 33 x 44 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 […].
[…] That man leaning on the almost infinite table dressed with a tablecloth but naked, 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, 8th Havana Biennial: Servando Art Gallery, 2003), 9-10.