Born in London in 1987 and brought up in oxfordshire, Baba completed an Art Foundation at Liverpool Community College before gaining a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art Painting from the University of Brighton.
‘Through invention, colour and mark-making, I am interested in creating tension between playfulness and melancholy.
My paintings compromise of spaces alluding to such things as weather and time of day. These spaces can involve motifs that reference nature, for example clouds, trees and cacti. Sometimes characters appear, inspired by ancient dolls and contemporary animation from my Japanese heritage. These subjects are not specifically symbolic; I am interested in how in just a few marks they become recognisable. One can relate to them or be reminded of oneself, and so ultimately empathise with the painting'