Brad Pitt to Launch ‘Brutally Honest’ Art Sculpture at Gallery in Finland: ‘It’s About Self-Reflection’

Brad Pitt to Launch ‘Brutally Honest’ Art Sculpture at Gallery in Finland: ‘It’s About Self-Reflection’

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

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Brad Pitt is sharing his “brutally honest” artwork in Finland.

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

Pitt displayed his work alongside Australian musician Nick Cave for an exhibition at the Sara Hilden Museum of Art originally scheduled for Pitt’s friend, British artist Thomas Houseago, who convinced the museum to include Pitt and Cave’s works included, according to the AP.

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

Speaking to the Finnish publication Ile Opening the exhibition, Pitt said of his sculptural work: “For me it is self-reflection… It was born out of the ownership of what I call a ‘radical inventory of oneself.’ And being brutally honest with myself and taking into account those I may have hurt and the hours I’ve wasted.”

In a statement provided to the AP, the Finnish museum said: “Cave and Pitt are already well-known in their respective fields of music and cinema, but this is the first time that their works of art – pieces that was created during that period. ongoing dialogue with Houseago.”

In the months following his 2016 split from Angelina Jolie, Pitt spent time working on a sculpture at the Houseago art studio in Los Angeles.

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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 US actor Brad Pitt (R) and Australian musician Nick Cave before opening of the exhibition 'Thomas Houseago - WE by 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 US actor Brad Pitt (R) and Australian musician Nick Cave before opening of the exhibition ‘Thomas Houseago – WE by Nick Cave and Brad Bitt’ at the Sara Hilden Art Museum in Tampere, Finland.

JUSSI KOIVUNEN/SARA HILDEN MUSEUM OF ART/AFP via Getty

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“He has spent many days and even nights working on a statue recently,” 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 contemporary British visual artist who creates sculptures with materials such as plaster and plywood. His art has attracted celebrity fans including Anthony Kiedis and Flea of ​​the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Pitt’s love of creating and curating art is not a new hobby — in fact, he loves art. He collaborated on the design of a furniture collection with Frank Pollaro and worked with architects such as Frank Gehry, who designed a home for Pitt’s New Orleans Make It Right home building charity.

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

The Pitt exhibition opened on Sunday and runs until January 15, 2023.

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