Brad Pitt debuts ‘brutally honest’ sculpture in gallery in Finland: ‘It’s about self-reflection’

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This handout photo taken on September 17, 2022 and received on September 19, 2022 shows British artist Thomas Houseago (C) posing with American actor Brad Pitt (R) and Australian musician Nick Cave ahead of the exhibition’s opening’ Thomas Houseago – WE with Nick Cave and Brad Bitt’ at the Sara Hilden Art Museum in Tampere, Finland.

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Brad Pitt shares his “brutally honest” artwork in Finland.

The 58-year-old actor has made his debut as a sculptor with a museum and gallery exhibition in Tampere, Finland, the UKTN reports.

Pitt showed his work alongside Australian musician Nick Cave for an exhibition at the Sara Hilden Art Museum initially planned only for Pitt’s friend, British artist Thomas Houseago, who reportedly convinced the museum to display Pitt and Cave’s works. take, according to the UKTN.

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The actor’s nine pieces include his first 2022 sculpture, “Aiming At You I Saw Me But It Was Too Late This Time,” which depicts a gunfight between eight figures, and a large piece depicting hands, feet, and faces trying to breaking through a coffin-sized structure.

In conversation with the Finnish publication Yle at the opening of the exhibition, Pitt said of his sculpture: “For me, it’s about self-reflection… It grew out of ownership of what I call a ‘radical inventory of the self’. And being very brutally honest with me and taking into account the ones I may have hurt and the times when I just got it wrong.”

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In a statement to the UKTN, the Finnish museum said: “Cave and Pitt are already known in their respective fields of music and film, but this is the first time they’ve exhibited their artwork – pieces created over the course of an ongoing dialogue with Houseago.”

In the months following his split from Angelina Jolie in 2016, Pitt worked on a sculpture at Houseago’s Los Angeles Art Studio.

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This handout photo taken on September 17, 2022 and received on September 19, 2022 shows British artist Thomas Houseago (C) posing with American actor Brad Pitt (R) and Australian musician Nick Cave ahead of the exhibition's opening' Thomas Houseago - WE with Nick Cave and Brad Bitt' at the Sara Hilden Art Museum in Tampere, Finland.

This handout photo taken on September 17, 2022 and received on September 19, 2022 shows British artist Thomas Houseago (C) posing with American actor Brad Pitt (R) and Australian musician Nick Cave ahead of the exhibition’s opening’ Thomas Houseago – WE with Nick Cave and Brad Bitt’ at the Sara Hilden Art Museum in Tampere, Finland.

JUSSI KOIVUNEN/SARA HILDEN ART MUSEUM/UKTN via Getty

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“He recently spent many days and even nights working on a sculpture,” a source close to Pitt told PEOPLE at the time. “People close to him are happy that he has found something new to be passionate about.”

Houseago is a well-known British contemporary visual artist who creates sculptures with materials such as plaster and plywood. His art has attracted a slew of famous fans, including Anthony Kiedis and Flea of ​​the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Pitt’s love of creating and managing art is not a new hobby – in fact, he is quite an art lover. He has collaborated on designing a furniture collection with Frank Pollaro and has worked with architects such as Frank Gehry, who designed a home for Make It Right, the charity for building homes in Pitt’s New Orleans.

“He has always been very passionate about art and has a huge, very interesting collection,” said the source.

The Pitt exhibit is open Sunday and will run through January 15, 2023.

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