As an artist, the human being completely incorporates themselves into the artwork they create, with their dreams, thoughts, hands, and eyes, in order to transform objective reality into an aesthetic object. Kant's statement, "The hand is the outer extension of the mind," gains even more meaning in the creative process of sculpture. In the transformation of the artist's mental process into a tangible artwork, hands play the most significant role in shaping the material used in sculpture.
Every object, every thought, every concept in the universe is, in fact, the subject matter of sculpture, encompassing everything related to life. Through their creation, sculptors express their stance in life with a multi-layered artwork that brings aesthetic fulfillment, develops a critical perspective, questions, and achieves emotional satisfaction. Criteria such as voids, contrasts, dimensions, the variety of materials used, whether it is classical or innovative, whether it stands on a pedestal or is independent, become binding in the evaluation of that artwork. Art is loved because artists are free to shape their desires as they wish. It is for this reason that art is not cherished by despots. Long live freedom, long live art, long live life!
Metin Kılıç, born in Çorum in 1980, graduated from the Department of Fine Arts Education, Painting-Teaching at Anadolu University's Faculty of Education in 2003. During his studies, he started working at the Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality Sculpture Workshop and continued his work there after graduating in 2003. Kılıç, who has created sculptures in the city square and various locations in the city, has contributed to the activities of the Yılmaz Büyükerşen Wax Sculptures Museum since 2005. His works have been exhibited in numerous competitive exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions. He currently continues to work at the Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality Sculpture Workshop.