Award-winning actor Pierce Brosnan also happens to be a professional artist, and just launched his exhibition entitled “So Many Dreams” in Los Angeles.
Almost everybody knows Pierce Brosnan as the dashing James Bond actor who reinvigorated the iconic 007 role. He’s also starred in countless hit films like The Thomas Crown Affair and Mamma Mia!; however, not many may know that the accomplished actor is a skilled visual artist.
Late last year, Brosnan released an Instagram teaser for his solo exhibition entitled So Many Dreams.The aforementioned exhibition finally launched on May 13 of this year, and will be running from May 14 to May 21 in Los Angeles’ N. La Brea Avenue.
The exhibition’s official website lets viewers experience a virtual walkthrough of Brosnan’s works displayed within the gallery. His visual style is vibrant and eclectic, taking inspiration from art movements like surrealism and dadaism.
So Many Dreams features “50 paintings, 100 phone drawings, script drawings, lino cuts, NFTs and a short documentary film,” according to Brosnan in an Instagram post.
A 13-minute film (directed by Thom Zimny and produced by Dylan Brosnan) detailing the actor’s personal art journey and creative inspirations can also be found on the website.
A Life In Images
Brosnan has been crafting creative illustrations since he was a child growing up in Southern Ireland, long before he even knew the technicalities of the trade.
“[I was] alone, somewhat. I was an only child, but I grew up in my imagination,” shared the actor in the exhibition’s short film. “I often wonder where the art that I now find myself doing came from; they were shapes, like jigsaw puzzles, that would float in the sky.”
At 16, Brosnan left school to pursue his passion for the visual arts and gained a job as a commercial illustrator. Although he took a break from painting and drawing to pursue an illustrious career in acting, he eventually returned to the craft.
In some sense, his lifelong love served as a tether of sorts during dire periods of his life. In an interview with GQ, he discussed how painting served as a way of coping when his first and late wife—Australian actress Cassandra Harris—was battling ovarian cancer in the 1990s.
“Carrying the weight and pain and the fear of that illness, I took out the paints. And started painting. With my fingers. With my hands, actually,” stated Brosnan in the interview. “That’s how we start – heavy. But beautiful, beautiful.”
Banner Photo via Instagram @piercebrosnanofficial.