Taras Loboda was born on May 4th, 1961 in Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine, into the family of I.I.Loboda, famous ukrainian artist. He graduated from the Institute of Art in Kiev (1979-1985). In 1979 he attended well-known Zaretsky's Studio. He is a participant of many international, republican, all-Soviet Union exhibitions. Since 1993 he has been living and working in Prague (Czech Republic). He is a painter creating thematic compositions, portraits, landscapes, still-lives. Presently living and working in Prague, the artist persistently and purposefully develops three main motives: woman's portrait and act (body with melodious lines, a look with a sad solitude feeling), strict classic still life and a phantom landscape.
Objects painted by the artist intrigue, attract due to their escaping mysteriousness. Taras Loboda, an excellent graphic artist and painter with rich fantasy and a developed decorative flair, is usually trying to look beyond the front side of things, to penetrate through the Looking-Glass of Alice, to the time and space which are aloof from the people whenever he pictures a beautiful stranger or flowers boiling up above the smooth surface of porcelain and copper or else luxurious paradise bushes above the frozen lakes. That is why his still-life pictures, perfected in a masterly fashion and with a high grade of illusiveness are filled with enchanting radiance, and lit up with a light from another world and that is why so terribly cold (like an ice crystal). In women portraits there are splendidly aesthetic female figures - naked or draped into heavy dense cloth. In Loboda's landscapes the gloomy masses of vegetation in the foreground emphasize the wild colorful vegetation in the background.