This piece by Jonathan Tran is self-portrait of him self. It displays only his head and facial features. He uses his own personal style to advertise his image. It is a mixture of textures paper and stencil graffiti. He was born as part of an era that was focused on rebellion and contemporary expressions in Britain. His work is quite similar to Banksy in its pop art like roots.
He has chosen to stylise his personal portrait with this own style as there is no better way in which to represent himself. The mood expressed by his persona is quite abstract. There is a deep enigma to this illustration. Its almost as if he wants to be perceived as being mysterious. His hair covering his one eye could suggest that he is a little shy or withdrawn too. The torn area with in the shape of his hair suggests that there is a sense of rebellion in him-self too. One that conform to his style of graffiti being an act of vandalism.
The portrait is quite traditional in terms of layout and alignment. His face is slightly turned to the left and we only see part of the upper neck. Because of the highly contrasting image we see the shadows on his face making shapes. The background is an uncertain grey brown. This colour is merged with Tran’s facial features to show the areas of light on his face. It is similar to the colour of concrete and walls. The idea of the wall ties in with the word graffiti and how is usually done on walls.