The rapid progress of science and technology in our era has also accelerated the emergence of new interpretations and discourses in art inquiries. The traditional art production of artists in the past, which relied on natural materials and craftsmanship, has begun to be replaced by digital modeling with computer-assisted virtual realities. These new developments not only encompass design and modeling but also open up possibilities in terms of production, techniques, and materials. This increasing trend has greatly expanded the boundaries of the traditional definition of art, along with technology. The artist aims to bring forth the reflections of identity quests in art by combining the identity problem of the researcher's own self with realized individual digital sculpture applications through the traditional sculpture process.
The artist reveals the situation of the subject who is striving to reconstruct oneself individually, depicting the new visibility and psychology of the individual who is trapped between the past, present, and future through pasdiche-parody-irony. He associates technological advancements and generational conflicts through his grandmother, relating child psychology to animals. The artist believes that people nurture a child in their hearts and tries to reflect this belief in his works, aiming to make various references to beauty, identity, and cultural biases related to femininity.
In his works, he perceives the society he experienced during his childhood and the living individuals as creations, and he draws conclusions about his inner world, technology, and his own perception of sculpture from every object and subject he encounters. While creating his works, he realizes that he cannot detach himself from the society he lives in, which includes the sketches of mythological characters he made during his art education process, as well as the sketches of his grandmother, who is also an individual from his own society. He realizes how objects and subjects he encounters within the whole trajectory of life are interconnected. The artist continues his work by realizing that art is a bridge between the artist's own perception of art and society, emphasizing the necessity of considering art as a whole from the past to the present.
Furkan Payas, born in Konya in 1991, graduated from the Sculpture Department of Selçuk University Faculty of Fine Arts in 2013. Between 2009 and 2013, the artist received art education at the Anar Eyni Studio. In 2014, he won the Commemorative Coin Competition for the 600th Anniversary of Turkey-Poland Diplomatic Relations, organized by the Turkish Mint and the National Bank of Poland. In 2019, he completed his master's education in the Sculpture Department at Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University. He combines academic sculpture education with contemporary digital sculpture practices, reflecting pastiche, parody, and irony styles in his works.