Prem Sahib, Outing, 2015
Prem Sahib's works begin with an encounter - not only the recollection of specific, everyday experiences that could be sociable, sexual or confrontational, but, in parallel, the instigation of a choreographed interaction between viewer and the artwork. Sahib’s ongoing series of tiled column works have a distinctly anthropomorphic presence, enhanced by their collective title, ‘Watch Queen’ (gay slang for those who prefer to watch rather than have sex, or who keep watch on behalf of others); the cold, repellent tiled surface stands for warm, soft flesh. In his new edition for the ICA, Prem Sahib’s 'Watch Queen' is photographed in the park, seemingly awaiting a chance encounter.
Medium: Laser print on black paper
Size: 42 x 29.7 cm
Edition of 85,
Signed and numbered
Price: £350 (ICA Members £275)
This limited edition Prem Sahib print is available at ICA London