Taras Zheltyshev
Taras Zheltyshev (known as Taras Yoom), the human that revealed the Yoomoota collection. He was a doctor before he became the captain of spaceship Popato-1 that explores the Yoomota universe. As an artist on planet Earth he is a multiple participant of international exhibitions and the winner of prestigious design awards who is well-known for using his knowledge of biology and nature with a personalization approach in design and art projects

In his early twenties, Taras worked part-time in a laboratory and an architectural bureau, creating interior items and art objects. While he was inventing an exquisite combination of organic and functional works, the design, artistic activity, and biophysics merged into unity in his mind. Over time, his projects blurred the boundary between visible reality and the hidden natural processes of organisms he observed during medical studies. That led to the prevalence of histological ornaments, molecular images, and the living organisms’ colors and shapes in the art.

The present moment Taras is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist creating sculpture, paintings, collectible design objects, furniture and NFTs. Featured on Vogue, Elle Decoration, AD, Interior+Design, Tatler, Interiors The Best, and Forbes.

"I felt like an art and my passion for design began to conquer my soul, constantly allowing me to experiment and invent something new. From the very beginning, I knew that it would be the continuous experiment with the visual functionality of everyday objects that can change a person's attitude to familiar things."

Taras Yoom

Taras Yoom in his studio
Artist's timeline
1991 Birth of Taras and
opening of portal to Yoomoota
Taras Yoom was born into а family of doctors and architects that couldn't but influence the choice of a future profession

2010 Medical University
He entered the pediatric faculty of Medical University having two passions — biophysics and cartoon animation
2013 Moleskine Art Conception
Taras won the Moleskine Art Competition, where he presented his illustrations for the first time

2014 A'Design Award
Took the award for Ideas A'Design Award
2014 Beijing Design Week
Showed projects of light fittings at Beijing Design Week
2015 Golden A' Design Award Winner
Became the Golden A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products
 2016 Bronze A' Design Award
Attained the another celebrated Bronze A' Design Award for Lighting Products
2018 Milan design week
Presented his works at ISaloni in Milan

2018 SaloneSatellite
Presented his works at SaloneSatellite in Moscow
2019 Collectible Fair Brussels
Displayed his works at the Collectible Fair in Brussels in the Young Designer category
2019 International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow
Displayed his works at the International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow
2019 Russian Antique & Art Fair
Displayed his works at the Russian Antique & Art Fair
2019 Heritage, Mirra and Galerie Philia, Mrs.Ruby
Started a cooperation with a prominent factory of furniture and interior decor elements “Mrs.Ruby” and such galleries of collectible design as Heritage, Mirra and Galerie Philia

2020 Multidisciplinary art workshop
Taras organized a multidisciplinary art workshop for creating collectible toys. At this time, all his activities became the personification of the surreal reflectiveness of the universe called Yoomoota.

2022 Bangkok studio
Moved to Bangkok, Thailand to create his own studio and develop the Yoomoota brand all over the world.
2023 Solo exhibition in Bangkok
First solo exhibition of works by Taras, held in the Thailand's largest shopping mall

2023 Good Design Award
Became the Good Design Award Winner for Furniture
2024 New galleries
Currently working on opening Yoomoota galleries in Asia and the Middle East. New worldwide collaborations and exhibitions are coming soon.