Wednesday, November 12, 2008


One of my favourite painters will be exhibiting some of his work at Art Ireland this weekend. Taras Loboda was born in Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine but currently lives and works in Prague. He is the son of Ukrainian artist L.L Loboda. He stated painting at an early age and attended state art college.In 1979 he spent a year studying with the artist Zareckij.

It was at the last Art Ireland event that i discovered his stuff and then spent the following weeks sulking because I couldn't afford to buy any of it.

His paintings of women stopped me dead in my tracks (they reminded me of the famous National Geographic picture of the Girl with Green Eyes), one in particular called 'Maya'. The use of color pops against dark backgrounds and his work has a luminosity that's hard to describe; pictures don't do them justice- you need to stand in front of them to appreciate them fully. He works with three main subjects: Women's portraiture, Classical still life and Landscapes.

The ninth annual Art Ireland fair will take place in the Main Hall RDS, Dublin from the 14th to the 16th November 2008. For opening times, full exhibitor list and more info check out the website below.


Sarah Gostrangely said...

hey you can find a painting of his in Bacara in Sandycove, a girl in a red hood, beautiful stuff...

I used to work there so I had the daily pleasure of seeing her. Check it out if you get a chance!


Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

Hi Sarah: You lucky sod, i only wish i had something as beautiful to look at whilst at work:)

Cheers for the tip *sneaks off to plan a paintnapping*


Sarah Gostrangely said...

Yeah twas lovely but 3 grand later...?? I don't think so...

Ask for Pam...she knows her shit.

Enjoy the nabbery!

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