James Baker is a painter and print-maker. His work offers evocative glimpses of an ‘other world’. A world he has entitled Yesyoucanistan. This dystopia of his own creation references inherent nostalgic notions of travel and global exploration with bizarre and exhilarating spectacles of the global community in 2011. These subjects provide a unique vehicle for his progressive painting and print making resulting in colourful explorations. Influenced the industrial practices of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Abstraction, James Baker mixes their legacy with styles emerging from urban spray can painters.