Marian Cramer

PREM SAHIB He Looked Me Up

PREM SAHIB He Looked Me Up

From 08-09-2012 To 21-10-2012

Marian Cramer Projects is pleased to present, ‘He Looked Me Up‘, a solo exhibition by the London artist Prem Sahib. Following on from his previous show ‘home from home’ at Arts & Jobs, London, Sahib offers a new body of work that comprises of a series of panel paintings, glass and steel works in intimate conversation with one another.

Working predominately in sculpture, Sahib’s work is informed by an elegant language of display, codifying minimalist forms with anecdotes that stem from the autobiographic. Extending from the gallery space, Sahib will place work throughout the domestic interior of the house, inviting viewers to look him up, or rather the work, as it sits amongst the existing collection and objects in the home.

Recent solo exhibitions include Home from Home, Arts & Jobs, London (2012). Selected performance works include Woman to Woman, Gallery Vela, London, Bijou, IBID Projects, London (2011); Darkroom a performance with Eddie Peake, Take Courage, London (2011). Recent group exhibitions include Interpretations of the Frame and Gesture, Meulensteen Gallery, New York, (2012); Ruby, Gallery Vela, London (2012); Premiums, 6 Burlington Gardens, London (2012).

Prem Sahib is currently in the final year of his Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art at the Royal Academy in London. He received an MA in Material Visual Culture from University College London and his BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art. He has exhibited in 18 exhibitions, including a group exhibition Boyfriend Material, which he also curated at LIANGWEST in London. His most recent solo exhibition Home from Home was held at Frieze curator Sarah McCrory’s domestic gallery, Arts and Jobs in June 2012. He is currently working on a video project with Eddie Peake for Southard Reid in London.

Sahib’s work is derived from issues within queer theory and gay culture. He predominantly works in sculpture, creating minimal works that fragment symbols and make references to subterranean homosexual nightlife. A defining example of his work The Future of City Living II pays homage to Gay Raves by rendering glow sticks from strip lights, which are then filled with paint to offer them vivid color and disrupt the quality of the glass from being light and fragile, instead becoming a heavy piece of weighted matter.

Prem Sahib works and lives in London.