Artist Chemical X is very aware that his artistic musings could get him in a nasty bout with the law. “I’d be surprised if we make it to the end of this run if I’m honest. Any sniff of the authorities getting involved and they will be removed from the show,” he tells Dazed.
Ecstasy Pill Art
X — the guy who designed the legendary Ministry of Sound logo back in the 90s — gathered 10,000 homemade ecstasy tablets for the sole purpose of creating art. And by art we mean giant murals made to look like stained glass windows you’d see at church. Upon closer look, however, you’ll notice that the pleasant doves are made out of meticulously colored pills stamped with smiley faces and Xs.
Given the nature of the project, the “supplies” are made in a secret studio filled with antique embossing tools and two pill presses — one for blanks and the other that can be hidden in case of a raid. For a guy who popped his first E back in the 80s when they cost £45, he knows his shit.
You can catch Chemical X’s exhibit at The Ark exhibition at London’s Bear Cub Gallery. Unless the cops get there before you, of course.