I design my works as reflections of a mirror attached to nature, and I transform this source of inspiration through a conceptual filter into simplified forms. This aesthetic creation is completed with the synthesis of multiple images and expressive visual language. In the ontological context of the works, materials such as iron and stainless steel accompany the process of self-verification. My sculptures present a glimpse of the dynamic adventure between movement and form to the viewers. The harmony between the priority and subsequent steps of the action process not only affects the art audience but also establishes a separate harmony with the fluidity of the material against its resistance. Therefore, the aesthetic pleasure derived from the transformation of rigid images into soft forms enables the creation of works that seem never-ending.
Yılmaz Aras was born in Karaman in 1986. He received his associate degree education in the Department of Architectural Decorative Arts at Karamanoğlu Mehmet Bey University from 2008 to 2010. From 2010 to 2015, he completed his undergraduate studies in the Department of Sculpture at Akdeniz University Faculty of Fine Arts. From 2016 to 2019, he worked at the Sculpture Workshop of Muratpaşa Municipality in Antalya. The artist has many works permanently exhibited in public spaces, and a significant portion of his works consists of metal sculptures. He also produces works in the field of contemporary art. Aras opened his solo exhibition titled "Memory" in 2015 and has participated in numerous national and international art events. Since 2012, he has had his private studio and continues his work there.