Chemical X is the pseudonym of an artist that would prefer the work he produces to be the focus rather than the artist that created it. His previous work includes designing the iconic Ministry of Sound logo and he has also worked on art projects alongside or directly collaborated with Banksy, Damien Hirst, Schoony, Hayden Kays and others. Chemical X’s work is sold privately and collected internationally by individuals who prefer to remain anonymous.
In September 2017 Chemical X held a notorious one-night-only show entitled CX300 at a secret location in central London for a specially invited audience. The artist invites the viewer to bring their own personal experience into the space where their relationship with the drug ‘ecstasy’ is brought directly into the narrative of each piece. He examines the harms, pleasures, psychology, finance and self-medication of MDMA and society’s inconsistent and at times contradictory approach to something that has an annual dosage of 60 million pills in the UK alone. Chemical X says, “My work is about potential suspended in an everlasting moment, allowing the viewer to see what has been, what is and what could be – all in the same instant.”