Agustín BejaranoLos ritos del silencio CLXXXI, 2004
Mixed media on canvas, 80 x 137 cm.
[…] That is why color scares to death in these paintings by Agustín Bejarano. They penetrate us with their deadly paleness, the blues, grays, violet, and ochers. He extends and cultivates a somber atmosphere in which man is only a small particle of cosmic powder in his fleeting stay on Earth.
Dryness fills what could have been benevolent landscape and instead are places of vociferating sterility […]. 1
1. Caridad Blanco, “Prayer,” Los ritos del silencio, Agustín Bejarano (Catalogue, Havana: Servando Art Gallery, 8th Havana Biennial, 2003), 9.