Why is Buddhism considered Aesthsetic?
Please have a look at Buddhist Cosmology:
Worldly beings (example: sense world/Kama Loka) deal with the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty. Therefore, mundane (lokika) part of Buddhism is considered Aesthsetic.
Maha Brahma regard himself as the all-powerful, all-seeing creator of the Universe. Buddha surrendered the (worldly creator God concept).
Statue of Buddha is a visual-aid model to study mind, and not for blind worship. It is like the use of a telescope to look at a distant object.
Buddhism is deep penetration to awaken the mind and open to challenge 'Ehi Passiko'. No blind faith at all.
Buddhism describes reincarnation and rebirth of '5 clinging aggregates' for worldly existence, caused by ignorance 'avijja'.
The ultimate goal of Buddhism is Nibbana (freedom) from all worldly existence. It is not liberation towards a worldly creator.
Better you do further research, instead of concluding with face value on Buddhism. Do not be narrowed to religious aspects.
~ Open Minded Analyst