Celebrities have taken an interest in the realm of art for years, whether it’s Robert Pattinson’s partnership with Sotheby’s or Lucy Liu’s abstract exhibitions, and now actor Brad Pitt joins the list of celebrities at multiple talents.
The A-list actor made his debut as a sculptor by presenting nine original works in an exhibition at the Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, Finland. The exhibition, titled wewill be at the museum until January 15 and features works by musician Nick Cave and artist Thomas Houseago alongside Pitt.
In Pitt’s exhibit is his very first sculpture, a 46 centimeter tall house made of tree bark titled A Go Go House (2017), a bronze box that depicts faces and hands emerging from the surface, and a plaster canvas hanging on the wall that shows a shootout between eight different characters, The arts journal reported.
“For me, it’s about self-reflection,” Pitt said at the opening of the exhibit. “It grew out of owning what I call a ‘radical self-inventory’. And being really brutally honest with myself and accounting for those I may have hurt and times when I’ve just been wrong.”
the fight club The star found ceramics an outlet after his divorce from Angelina Jolie in 2017, and sources say he and longtime friend Leonardo DiCaprio were able to “bond over their shared love of pottery. ” during filming Once upon a time in Hollywood.
Pitt’s art sits alongside the work of Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, in which he shows 17 individual ceramic pieces in a series of works that depict the life of the devil. Houseago, an experienced artist, also featured a number of new paintings and sculptures in redwood and plaster in the new exhibit.
According to the museum’s website, Houseago described the collaboration between the three artists as “an impactful shift away from ego-driven ways of thinking toward a deep realization that ‘I am not an I.’ I am a US! “”
Pitt detailed his friendship with Houseago in an interview with GQ magazine in 2017, crediting the artist for her new found love for ceramics.
“I think everyone is creative in one way or another. If I don’t create something, do something, release it, then I’ll just create fiery death scenarios in my mind. You know, a horrible ending. And so I went to a friend’s sculpture studio, I spent a lot of time there. [Thomas Houseago] is a serious sculptor. They were nice. I’ve literally been squatting in there for a month now,” Pitt said at the time.
Pitt and Cave have both been invited by Houseago to respond to themes of nature, cosmic unity and the cycle of life in their artwork, and this is the first time that either another of the talented creatives presents original works of art in an exhibition.
Pleasemynews contacted representatives of Pitt, Cave and the Sara Hildén Art Museum for additional comment.