In the process of creation, I seek new compositions using geometric forms and fundamental ideas. Basic geometric forms serve as my sources of inspiration. In order to enhance my expression and develop my ideas, I also incorporate fundamental forms such as spheres, ellipses, and cubes.
The sphere is the fundamental element of the universe. Spheres possess both a powerful meaning and spiritual energy. By expressing this spiritual energy through sliced units, I aim to create an illusion within the whole, making it one of the primary objectives of my artistic expression. However, a sculpture encompasses multiple layers of expression. Motion, space, mass... Motion is the fundamental principle of the universe. I always strive to incorporate movement in my sculptures, and I also prefer sliced forms to create space. Sliced units aim to create a different "kinesthetic" effect, showcasing dynamic visuals that interact with the viewer's movement. "Kinesthetic" is a term derived from phenomenology and refers to "dynamic perception." Husserl believed that physical dynamism is always present in perception and that the perception of an object would vary according to different perspectives. Most of my sculpture projects are designed to contribute to this vision. Ultimately, I aim to create visually poetic and minimalist forms through my sculptures.
İlker Yardımcı completed his undergraduate studies in the Sculpture Department at Dokuz Eylül University's Faculty of Fine Arts with a sculpture exhibition held at the İzmir French Cultural Center. In 2004, he started his master's program in the Sculpture Department of the Institute of Fine Arts at the same university. During this period, he produced sculptures and installations using mixed techniques and metal materials. In 2007, he completed his master's thesis on "The Place and Expressive Possibilities of Metal Material in Modern Sculpture" and held a sculpture exhibition at the Italian Cultural Center. He completed his Proficiency in Art program at the Institute of Fine Arts, Dokuz Eylül University, in 2011 with his doctoral thesis titled "Implementation of a Public Space Sculpture within the Scope of the Beijing Olympics; The Bustle of the Prism." His metal sculpture titled "The Bustle of the Prism" was selected and permanently installed for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Sculpture Competition, and his sculpture titled "Lyrical Message" was chosen to be implemented and permanently placed in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics International Sculpture Park. The artist, who has received awards at various national and international events, has his works featured in private collections. Yardımcı continues to teach as an academician (Prof. Dr.) at Düzce University, Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture.