Brad Pitt unveils his sculptures on display

The actor debuts as a sculptor at an exhibition in Finland

Brad Pitt is exhibiting his sculptures at the Sara Hilden Art Museum in Tampere, Finland, in what is his first public art exhibition, the gallery announced Monday.

For Nick and me, this is a new world and our first time. It feels good

Pitt’s sculptures, part of a larger show by British artist Thomas Houseago, rub shoulders with a series of ceramics by Australian alternative rock musician Nick Cave.

It is the first time that the ‘mostly self-taught’ Hollywood star has presented his art to the public and he did so by attending the opening and unveiling his own pieces there.

‘For Nick and me, this is a new world and our first time. It feels good,’ the Hollywood star told Finnish broadcaster Yle at the opening ceremony.

Pitt’s work includes a cast plaster panel ‘depicting a gunfight’ and a series of house-shaped silicone sculptures, each fired from a different caliber of ammunition. ‘

For me, this is about self-reflection. It’s about where I failed in my relationships, where I’ve gone wrong,” Pitt said at the opening.

The visit of the 58-year-old actor caught the Nordic country by surprise, since his participation had not been previously announced. This exhibition is also Houseago’s first in the Nordic countries.

The decision to include his friends Cave and Pitt in the show was made during the pandemic and had to do with “events in the artist’s personal life,” Soikkonen said.