~I need to believe that I am somehow contributing to people’s happiness,
or helping them in some way, or that they can find meaning in my work.
Every depiction, every painting, and every sculpture represents a dream world,
with bigger or lesser knowledge, with more or less fantasy,
created by more or less lucky hand of the artist or sculptor.
We will always wake up into the reality of a new day, whatever that may be.
It is different when we create a dream world.
This world remains, and in its own way becomes somewhat real and everlasting.
Professor Kiar Mesko
Professor Kiar Mesko was born in Slovenia, Europe near the tripoint of Austria and Hungary.
He received his diploma from the Art Academy in Slovenia and the Fine Art Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste in West Berlin, Germany.
He had the distinction of being the youngest Dean and Professor of Painting and Graphic Prints at the National Art Academy in Slovenia.
Kiar exhibited throughout Europe, Japan, Egypt and at the MOMA in US and has received numerous international awards for his work.
He is known for his classical figurative old masters oil paintings, graphic print art as well as marble, bronze and granite sculpture.
His granite sculpture monumental work is displayed in city squares and on prominent buildings in Europe. Kiar's oils and prints can be found in various Galleries. Museums and numerous private, public and corporate collections worldwide.
Kiar Mesko's art piece titled “The Narrow Pass”, 1971 was presented as a Gift to 39th Vice President of the United States by the President of Yugoslavia.
The Art - Gift is in the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Kiar Mesko lives in Los Angeles.