Brad Pitt he made a name for himself in cinema, but is venturing into other branches of art. Sculptures made by the actor are on display this week at the Sara Hildén Art Museum, in Finland, alongside works by singer Nick Cave and British artist Thomas Houseago, who invited the two to exhibit works at the show. The surprising thing is that, contrary to what was expected, and from many other actors who attack plastic artists, Pitt seems to have a certain talent for the thing.
Made throughout 2020, the pieces exhibited by him are self-reflective, but seem to nurture a census of pacifism, opposing violence and weapons. In the most prominent, Aiming At You I Saw Me But It Was Too Late (Aiming at you I saw myself, but it was too late, in free translation into Portuguese), pieces of bodies emerge from a panel that seems to swallow its characters as they shoot towards each other. In another piece, a block of silicone molded in the shape of a house, bullets embedded in the transparent walls appear.
Pitt’s affection for the sculptures is a known fact. The actor would have started his foray into the business in 2017, after his divorce from Angelina Jolie. When he and Leonardo DiCaprio were filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, with Quentin Tarantino, he invited his fellow cast member to relax making pottery in his home studio. Now, the actor’s personal therapy is shown to anyone who wants it. “For me, it’s all about self-reflection. Is it about seeing where I went wrong in my relationships, where I lost it?” the actor told Finnish public broadcaster YLE.
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