swoboda was born in amstetten in 1958. 1979 – 1984 he studied at the academy of fine arts vienna with wolfgang hollegha. he lives in amstetten and vienna.

“he is a classical painter, a tracer in the landscape, who unmistakably likes the subtly monochrome. when he begins to form these through fine traces that he scratches into grey areas of colour, just as if he were zooming in on the structures of nature, whereby these become an autonomous, rhythmically pulsating structure “… (e. schlocker)