For the first time, Brad Pitt exhibited his sculptures in a museum
Author: Clark Tos
Brad Pitt, the award-winning actor, producer and humanitarian, can now add sculpting to his ever-growing list of successful careers. And for good reason, last September 19, he presented nine of his works at the Sara Hildén art museum in Tampere, Finland.
Pitt has already received high praise, even from the biggest skeptics. British art critic Jonathan Jones, for example, said: “Shockingly, Brad Pitt turns out to be a very good sculptor, he managed to avoid the embarrassment of celebrity art to reveal powerful and worthy works by any criteria used. »
One of sculptures titled “Aiming At You I Saw Me But It Was Too Late This Time,” is a large plaster panel depicting a shootout between eight figures. “For me, it is a reflection on myself. It's about knowing where I went wrong in my relationships, where I made a misstep, where I am complicit. For me, it was born out of taking what I call a radical self-inventory, getting really brutally honest with myself and taking into account those that I may have hurt, times that I I just took a wrong turn' said Brad Pitt.
The sweeping inventory of self and life continues with other works, such as a large coffin-like copper room filled with fragmented people, as well as a life-size creation of a man putting his head in a vice. Other sculptures by the actor evoke inner pain and reflection. Brad Pitt often explores the idea of structure and the fragility of the home, perhaps in reference to his 2016 divorce from Angelina Jolie and losing custody of his children.
The very first star comedian sculpture, “House a Go Go,” is a piece made from scrap wood and duct tape. Another series of silicone houses are riddled with bullets of varying calibers, with each bullet's path clearly defined.
A first exhibition
Brad Pitt presented his works during a meeting organized with his friends the British artist Thomas Houseago and the musician Nick Cave. 'For me, it's a new world and a first opportunity to show my work' he asserted. For her part, Sarianne Soikkonen, the museum's chief curator, described the exhibition as “exciting and wonderful”.
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