Emerging from the tail end of 2001's actvities, 'You're Beautiful' was manufactured in my Bethnal Green shop-front studio and was part of the graphic, linear, colour-by-numbers body of work I was exploring during this time. The painting was never resolved however, and remained rolled up with many others. These included another unresolved painting, 'Slapper's From East London', for which the central woman's face was a study.
The two pieces surfaced and met after thirteen years rolled in the dark when I decided to unravel a mass of my old canvases after drinking with Dan Fooks in 2014. We combined these two paintings in this way that night.