Brad Pitt has added “artist” to his list of skills. He’s been learning the ropes from sculptor and close friend Thomas Houseago and talked about it for the first time in an interview with GQ Style:
“I’m making everything. I’m working with clay, plaster, rebar, wood…”
Asked what he has planned for the rest of the afternoon after he leaves the interview, Pitt answers like a real artist:
“I’m anxious to get to the studio. I think it was Picasso who talked about the moment of looking at the subject, and paint hitting canvas, and that is where art happens. For me I’m having a moment of getting to feel emotion at my fingertips. But to get that emotion to clay —I just haven’t cracked the surface. And I don’t know what’s coming.
Right now I know the manual labor is good for me, getting to know the expansiveness and limitations of the materials. I’ve got to start from the bottom, I’ve got to sweep my floor, I’ve got to wrap up my shit at night, you know?”
Photographer Ryan McGinley, shot the 53-year old actor/artist in California’s national parks.
(Photo, Ryan McGinley for GQ Style, 2017; via Artnet)