Brad Pitt has recounted that he started sculpting in the wake of his controversial split from Angelina Jolie.
The 58-year-old actor, who recently debuted a collection of sculptures at an art gallery in Finland, recalled his relationship with artist Thomas Hosiego in 2016 due to ‘mutual misery’, several months after they officially split from Angelina.
The duo were grappling with heavy issues at the time, but Brad told financial times The “mutual misery” eventually turned into the “flame of joy”.
“Out of this misery came the spark of joy in my life”: Brad Pitt recounted that he started sculpting in the wake of his controversial split from Angelina Jolie (pictured with Nick Keefe, left, and Thomas Hozigo, center)
‘Our mutual misery has become comical,’ Pete, who met Hosiago at a New Year’s Eve party in 2016, told the publication. Out of this misery came a spark of joy in my life. I’ve always wanted to be a sculptor. I’ve always wanted to try it out.
After their meeting, Pitt found himself hanging out at Houseago’s art studio, where he was able to explore his newfound passion for artwork.
Pete joined singer Nick Cave and Hosego for their joint exhibition, WE, which debuted last month at the Sarah Helden Museum of Art in Finland.
“We came together in shock and disaster,” Hozigo told the site, referring to their common past struggles. Hosago and Pete both struggled with alcohol in the past, while Cave struggled with heroin addiction in the 1980s and also lost two of his sons in the past decade. Naturally, Pete is also still in the midst of an ugly legal battle with the ex-Angelina.
Speaking to Finnish radio Yle last month at the opening, Brad said: “For me and myself, this is a new world and our first entry. It feels right.
For me, it’s about self-reflection. It’s about where I went wrong in my relationships, where I went wrong, where I am complicit.
Sculpture: The largely “self-taught” star of The Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, had nine entries on the show
“For me, I was born out of the ownership of what I call a radical self-inventory, really intense honesty with me and consideration for those I might have hurt, moments I just missed.”
Pitt didn’t go into detail about who he “might have hurt,” but his most notable past relationships have been his marriages to Angelina and Jennifer Aniston.
The actor was married to Aniston from 2000 to 2005 and then entered into a relationship with Jolie in the same year.
Gallery: The film star, 58, traveled to Tampere last month for his first public exhibition at the Sarah Helden Museum of Art, where he was joined by singer Nick Cave and artist Thomas Hozigo who also had work in the gallery.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith married in 2014 and divorced in 2019 and they share six children together; Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 14.
The star of The Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, which is largely “self-taught,” had nine entries on the show.
The original pieces included several themed ‘self-wounding bullets at home’ composed of trapped shots crystallized in platinum silicon.
Larger pieces included a bronze chest the size of a coffin with hands, feet, and faces pierced from different angles, and a plaster wall carving called “Aiming At You I saw Me but it was too late this time.”
Relationships: Pete and Angelina married in 2014 and divorced in 2019 and they share six children together; Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 14 (pictured in 2014)
Hard Times: Pete started sculpting after his controversial split from Jolie. Pictured 2015
Past: Pitt was married to actress Jennifer Aniston from 2000 to 2005 (pictured together in 2000)
One of the small lots included a modest little house made of what appeared to be blocks of wood and tree bark.
The Oscar winner crafted several “candle holders for loved ones” that the artist described as “made in the time of Covid.”
There is no information on how much of the different pieces will be sold or if any have been sold.
The actor is set to re-team with Ocean’s 13 buddy George Clooney, 61 on a George Clooney/Brad Pitt/Jon Watts project that has yet to be described on IMDB.com as a story of “two solo wolf repairmen who are hired in the same job.’
Wall Piece: The Bullet Train star created a plaster wall sculpture called “Aiming At You I Saw Me But It’s Too Late This Time”
ORIGINAL: The originals included several pieces themed ‘Bullet Wound at Home’ consisting of trapped bullets crystallized in platinum silicon.
Rustic: One of the small lots included a miniature rustic house made of what appeared to be blocks of wood and bark of trees.
The show was attended by his friend, DeBran Trio, and enthusiastically posted about it on social media.
Last night we celebrated our dear friend, Brad Pitt’s first art show and everyone was far away. To say his work is outstanding is an understatement as he is a true artist who creates out of extreme passion and drive.
“The dedication to his profession is humble and inspiring.”
DeBranne, an artist herself, used sharper language to pile compliments on the Bullet Train star’s work in her Instagram Stories.
The Covid Project: The Oscar winner crafted several ‘candle holders for loved ones’ which the artist described as ‘made in the time of Covid’.