Until now it was known that Brad Pitt is a passionate art collector who is often seen at major international fairs. But it turns out that the Hollywood star is also an artist. He has just made himself known in Finland, specifically at the Sara Hildén Art Museum in the city of Tampere, and has done so in a joint exhibition, Wein which he shares the limelight with Australian musician Nick Cave and British artist Thomas Houseago.
“For me it’s about self-reflection. It was born out of what I call a ‘radical inventory of the self’. Being brutally honest with me and taking into account those I could have hurt and the moments when I was wrong, ”Pitt explained at the opening of the exhibition, according to The Art Newspaper. Among the works presented, it stands out Aiming at you I saw me but it was too late this time, a plaster sculpture hanging on a wall in which several figures represent the moment of a shooting. Likewise, another of the largest pieces that the actor has made is a bronze box the size of a coffin, in which hands, feet and faces protrude as a form of escape.
The interpreter of Ocean’s Eleven began working with ceramics after his turbulent divorce from actress Angelina Jolie in 2017. According to The Sunthe actor now has a sculpture studio in his home in Los Angeles and invited Leonardo DiCaprio during the making of Éonce upon a time in hollywood to “unite over their shared love of pottery.”
For his part, the musician Nick Cave also makes his artistic debut: he shows “glazed ceramic figurines that represent the life of the Devil in 17 seasons, from innocence through experience in the confrontation of our mortality,” according to a statement from press. The Devil: A Life it is Cave’s first major body of visual work. It includes 17 individual pieces measuring between 15cm and 50cm in height, each handcrafted, painted and enamelled by Cave in England, between 2020 and 2022. Aesthetically, the series nods to the artist’s interest in Victorian Staffordshire Flatback figurines, of which he is a collector.