Taker VI is a work from Prem Sahib’s (b.1982) ‘sweat panel’ series. These works are produced by painstakingly applying beads of resin to sheets of anodised aluminium. The result is a hyper-realistic facsimile of a condensation covered panel, disturbed only by the movement of two hands swiping across the surface. While devoid of human form, Taker VI is charged with sensuality, igniting our sense of touch and registering the trace of bodies in motion upon its surface.
Like much of Sahib’s work, Taker VI employs a minimal visual language yet is rich in autobiographical content. In its evocation of sweaty bodies, Taker VI draws on Sahib’s own experiences of London nightlife. Disco culture is a reoccurring theme for Sahib, who feels closely connected to its politics of inclusivity.