Known for his talents as an actor and director, Brad Pitt unveiled on Saturday September 17 a new facet of his personality, that of a sculptor. At the Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, Finland, the 58-year-old American actor unveiled 9 works in a joint exhibition with Thomas Houseago, a British painter and sculptor, and Nick Cave, an Australian rock star.
For his first exhibition, the one who says he is “largely self-taught” exhibits several works including a large molded plaster panel representing a shooting as well as a series of silicone sculptures representing houses riddled with bullets of different calibers lodged in the plastic.
An unexpected presence
In a Finland unaccustomed to receiving stars, the television channel yle, present at the inauguration of the exhibition, was surprised to see Brad Pitt arrive. The actor, present alongside Nick Cave and Thomas Houseago, spoke about his relationship to art. “For me, it’s about introspection. It’s about knowing where I went wrong in my relationships, where I made a misstep”.
Not foreseen when the exhibition was announced, which was simply to be Thomas Houseago’s first in the Nordic countries, the presence of Brad Pitt and Nick Cave was justified by “events in the personal life” of the English painter and sculptor during the pandemic according to the curator of the Sara Hildén Art Museum.