Prem Sahib's sculpture and paintings appear abstract and minimal, formally clean and precise. However each is begat from convictions regarding intimacy, sexuality, relationships, desire, and community. Two discs of bentsteel intersect in a metaphor for union; a rail of die-cut empty clothes hangers suggests the naked body; an aluminium panel painstakingly painted with hundreds of droplets of resin looks like a steamy bathroom wall; a wide ring of cut black metal is, on closer inspection, made of many small moustaches. The work almost flirts with the viewer
Sahib was born in London to an Indian father and a Polish mother. He graduated from the Slade School of Art in 2006, and is currently a graduate candidate at the Royal Academy School, where he has collaborated with fellow graduate Eddie Peake on performances and a film. His work has been shown in many exhibitions, including Gallery Vela in London; the Interim Show at the Royal Academy of Arts, London; Southard Reid Gallery, London; David Zwirner Gallery, London; Marian Cramer, Amsterdam; Gallery Priestor / Space Gallery, Bratislava; and at Centre for Recent Drawing, London.