Black Eyed Peas are partnering alongside visual artist Jack Coulter for a Color of Change charity auction. The auction [which is now live] features three paintings by Coulter, which were created during the creation of the Black Eyed Peas’ new album, Translation.
About the art, Coulter says, “I was firstly working with Epic Records providing paintings on a visual campaign for the Black Eyed Peas, painting the sound of their entire new record. During the creation of these, George Floyd was murdered. I no longer had the intention of solely illustrating sound, each piece needed to exude an imbalance of beauty.”
Instead of painting with brushes, Coulter utilizes objects such as glass and sticks. He believes that “[a]rt needs to be informative, it can either act as a gateway or be sharp.”
The proceeds from the art auction will go to the Color of Change organization. Color of Change is, according to its site, “the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.” They state: “We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.”