Museum Flehite in Amersfoort features a retrospective of the celebrated American artist Philip Haas from 25 February to 25 June 2023.

For the exhibition ‘Sculpture Breathes Life’, the museum will be transformed into the seductive and compelling creative world of Haas. The museum presents a broad selection of sculptures, reliefs, video installations, photography, performance and monumental painting. The multidisciplinary artist is exhibiting in the Netherlands for the first time.

Philip Haas enjoys international acclaim as a filmmaker and visual artist. His groundbreaking work reflects a sensuous and poetic dialogue with the history of art. Haas describes his creative process as “sculpting by thinking”, creating his own contemporary visual vocabulary. The artist makes his sculptures principally from marble, bronze, resin, plaster and wood.

The exhibition offers a representative overview of Philip Haas’s oeuvre. Among his best-known works are the acclaimed monumental sculptures ‘Four Seasons’ (2010), inspired by paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Four smaller versions of these are on view, as well as the ceiling video installation ‘Apollo & the Continents’ (2009), based on Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s 18th-century frescoes, and the film installation ‘The Butcher’s Shop’ (2008), to a painting of Annibale Carracci. A large number of sculptures are on display, many of them homages to canonical artists, such as Luis Buñuel, René Magritte and Vincent van Gogh.