In the painting, the American painter has combined various items together to create his message. In the middle of the painting is a gentleman in sky blue and cap pushing a trolley full of luggage. On his right is a large smack of black coloured paint. To the extreme right of the image is what looks like a face that is facing the guy in blue. Below the image are arrows that make a complete triangle.
Below the man in blue are several writings and lines that extend to the bottom of the image. To the left bottom are words that say 'Any broken coil' and some numbers. At the top of the words is a straight diagonal line surrounded by green geometrical shapes. Above these shapes are red images that look like fire with the words Flame below them. To the right of the flames is a green man that wears a mask and yellow hat. Next to him are the words ‘Free’ with additional words below it. This painting is made like there are several artists that worked on each part. Each part looks different from other parts and there is no evident organisation of items.
Style of the Painting
This painter used Neo expressionism type of art to present his ideas to the world. Neo- expressionism emphasized on using items that the viewers could understand such as the human body, household items and geometrical shapes. This makes it easy for painters to deliver the message as intended. This painting can be classified as street art. It is a genre within neo-expressionism where painters display their art to the world in areas that are frequented by lots of people. It is a guerilla art whose aim is to make a personal statement about the environment that they live in.
In this case, Jean tries to bring a message about freedom. The use of a man who appears to be in travel brings the message of freedom home as free people can move around with ease. The use of different colour swatches shows the violent world of this artist where freedom is stifled and liberties absent. This is especially true for the black population as depicted by the black man in blue. The word 'Any broken coil' solidifies the conviction that with freedom, people can rework (or reheat) the system and acquire the requisite skills.