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  • Mar 03, 2020

Tangled Webs: Interview with Prem Sahib

Portrait of PREM SAHIB. Photo by Mark Blower. All images courtesy the artist and Southard Reid, London.

London-born and based artist Prem Sahib’s refined and discreet aesthetic has provocative intent. With degrees in Fine Art, and Material and Visual Culture from the city’s Slade School of Fine Art and University College London, Sahib incorporates monolithic sculptures, paintings, films, and performances in his practice, unified by their crisp, clean execution and sanitized appearance, which are, by no means benign. Often re-presenting physical spaces such as nightclubs and public toilets, Sahib probes architectural values as well as the social lives and desires in the space, both prescribed and denied by it. His interventions evoke the body; yet in its absence it is very much present.