Brad Pitt’s works are exhibited at the Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, Finland: he called it a “radical inventory of oneself.”
We’ve known for a while that Brad Pitt dabbled in sculpture in his spare time, but what no one expected was that the actor meant it.
Indeed, Pitt seems to be a passion beyond leisure as an amateur ceramist: the 58-year-old does not limit himself to modeling ceramics to relax and give them to friends and relatives but inaugurated his first show.
It is the first time that the “largely self-taught” artist, as the gallery points out, presented his sculptures to the public.
Brad Pitt’s debut as a sculptor on exhibition in Finland
The opening was on September 17 as part of a more extensive exhibition by British artist Thomas Houseago, a friend of Pitt.
Along with the actor’s works, a series of ceramics by Australian musician Nick Cave can be seen.
“For Nick and me this is a new world and our first entry,” Pitt explained to Finnish broadcaster Yle during the opening ceremony.
As reported by the Guardian, Brad Pitt’s works on display are 9.
For example, there is “Aiming At You I Saw Me But It Was Too Late This Time,” a plaster panel depicting a firefight between eight figures, of which hands, feet, and faces try to break through the structure from various angles.
There are also some house-shaped silicone sculptures, such as “House A Go Go,” a miniature house made of tree bark and held together with duct tape.
After his divorce from Angelina Jolie, the actor reportedly began experimenting with pottery, spending up to 15 hours a day in the Los Angeles-based Houseago studio.
It seems that Leonardo DiCaprio pushed Pitt to try his hand at what until now, was believed to be just a useful hobby to get out of a difficult time.
“For me, it’s about self-reflection. It’s about my relationships, where I went wrong, where I was complicit, “the actor explained at the opening,” For me, it was born from having what I call a radical inventory of oneself, becoming brutally honest with myself and keeping I count those I might have hurt and the times when I made a mistake. ‘