PREVIEW: Balans Soho presents new work by the artist, Villain

Besi Besemar January 16, 2019

Balans Soho Society will host an exhibition of new work by the artist, Villain entitled Retrosexual from February 1, 2019.

RETROSEXUAL addresses contemporary issues of racism, homophobia and body shaming while gleefully honouring a rapidly disappearing subculture. The work revels in the cues and cyphers that were once such an important element of gay culture, using the secret language of Polari or the infamous ‚ÄėHanky Code‚Äô to examine current attitudes and behaviours.

Prints of the artwork will be for sale with 10% of the purchase price being donated to The Terrence Higgins Trust, the national sexual charity.

Now celebrating 32 years of plying their trade, rough or otherwise, Balans can reasonably claim the status of institution. Bohemian, sophisticated and perhaps just a little eccentric, our their restaurants, bars and cafes across London (soon to be 9 when their latest venue opens in Dickens Yard, Ealing in Spring 2019) embody the quintessential Soho experience.

Event: Retrosexual an exhibition of new work by the artist Villain

Where: Balans, 60-62 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UG

When: Opens February 1

Cost: Free