In many of Martin Whatson's pieces, the artist re-imagines classical artworks for a contemporary audience. This mural was inspired by the 1946 painting "The Son of Man" by Belgian surrealist René Magritte.
The work, which is painted on the side of a hotel in central Stavanger, seamlessly blends into Whatson's other interpretations of art history's heroes. The mural can be seen by thousands of people daily, as it is located next to one of the main bus routes as well as a popular footpath leading into town.
Norwegian street and stencil artist Martin Whatson is best known for his colourful take on graffiti motifs, portraying monochrome stencilled figures interacting with extravagant swatches of multicoloured graffiti imagery.