By Jackson Jones pollock.
The former American singer, songwriter, actor and filmmaker whose 1980s hit “You Got Me” won the Best Picture Oscar for Best Original Song is an artist who uses the medium of music to create an icon of color, and to share his thoughts on race, culture, and culture in general.
Jackson is known for his use of colour in his music and in his visual work, most notably for his 1980s cover of “Toxic,” which included the lyrics “You ain’t black / You ain’t white / You’re the son of a bitch.”
Jackson’s latest artwork for his latest film, “Mural 3D,” is a striking depiction of the color yellow, which he painted using a palette that includes black, white, green, red, blue, yellow, and purple.
The mural is titled “Chicano: Movement” and features eight yellow stripes and three blue ones.
As Jackson told Wired, he wanted to “put a little more thought into the color of the yellow than just the black and white stripes.”
“I think the thing that I find most challenging in trying to make a mural is the way that it’s so abstract, and I think that it feels very out of place to the actual color of my art.
It’s almost as if it’s out of the context of what the painting is about,” he said.
“But I think it’s the truth of the matter.
It doesn’t need to be about me or what I’m wearing.
It just needs to be what I feel like looking at.”
Mural3D was created in collaboration with the Los Angeles-based artist David Hernández, whose name is rendered in large white letters at the top of the mural, which appears to depict an abstract, swirling shape that is not a person.
Hernacón also used a black and yellow palette, with yellow stripes in a circular pattern, to create the motif of the movement, which features the word “Cha,” or “colored.”
Jackson said the idea for the mural came to him after reading about another artist who created a mural using a color palette with the word of the creator, which also had the word Cha.
Jacksons artwork also features the phrase “chavista” (“champion”), a phrase used to describe a person who is not politically aligned.
The phrase was added to the mural because of Jacksson’s belief that people can learn to identify with a movement in a way that other movements do not.
“When I see a movement that’s using a particular color palette, it’s like a little piece of my body,” Jackson said.
The artist added that the movement is not just about Jackson, but about “anybody who’s struggling with a racial injustice.”
As Jackson explained in a statement, “If I could paint a world that was as color-blind as this one is, then that’s what it would be like.
And the truth is, we can’t make it without color.
It has to be seen in its true context, but when I see color I feel it.
I’m not just making a mural out of paint.
It is the color in my body.
And I want to share that with everybody who needs it.”
This story originally appeared in Wired magazine.