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Natural Curiosities Los Angeles, CA

Christopher Wilcox

BY ISABELLE NOVAK

There’s two things artist Christopher Wilcox has infinite passion for: art and nature. He founded the Los Angeles based art house Natural Curiosities that has quickly become a haven for art, music, and the creative processes in between. He describes the art offered at Natural Curiosities as “an energy transmission.”

“Everything just seems to carry the same energy, it’s the integrity of making the piece,” Wilcox says. “We’re not making art with the direct purpose of making money. It’s the passion to create with integrity and respectfully.”

The pieces at Natural Curiosities often incorporate elements of nature and capture the ambience of natural processes. This means leaves, feathers, branches, butterflies — the beautiful things.

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PHOTO: c/o Natural Curiosities
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PHOTO: c/o Natural Curiosities

Wilcox’s personal favorite painting is titled Silver Leaf  Wave.

“It’s a challenge to make it technically but also to create an image that can capture a mood, meaning the ocean and water,” Wilcox says. “It captures everything people dream and imagine with the ocean. It’s one of the best achievements in terms of creating a visual image.”

Wilcox shares what people and forces inspire him most when creating his art. Nature isn’t only incorporated into his work, but into his daily life.

“I’m living my life in terms of mother nature. I feel very privileged to actually earn the name (Natural Curiosities). Nature always seems to be the driving force,” Wilcox says. “I use the intelligence of other people and one of those people I respect enormously is Albert Einstein. We’re always going for ideas that create a reaction and emotional connections for people.”

 

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PHOTO: c/o Natural Curiosities
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PHOTO: c/o Natural Curiosities

Wilcox houses an impressive collection of thousands of historic artifacts and antiques that venture far from typical paintings. He describes the era that entices him most.

“1705. I’d be in amsterdam and I’d be working with Albertus Seba,” Wilcox says. “The Amsterdam port was the main entry for bringing back amazing specimens no one had ever seen before. An environment when you can involve in life being discovered.”

The magic of Natural Curiosities doesn’t end here. It houses a recording studio for musicians to freely come in and play. “We have an open philosophy. We have artists independently coming in all the time,” Wilcox says. “That’s the music I love more than anything else; spontaneous magic that happens.”

If Natural Curiosities inspires you, be sure to check out Wilcox’s art-infused retail shop, WILCOX.

above : [clockwise] Pirooni Collection: Reflection, Golden Feathers, Tylinek Zebra, Cartier Heart Strings

below : [clockwise] Lord Bodner Triptych in blue, Briana Sophia Kaleidoscope, Gallicus Hands

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PHOTO: c/o Natural Curiosities
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PHOTO: c/o Natural Curiosities

Los Angeles, CA

323 906 1083

We provide handmade artwork for those who yearn for creativity, authenticity, and visual expression through their choice of art. Founded on the principle that art is not a decorative accessory, but an essential part of design, we offer pieces of work that are full of soul and made by people who love what they do.

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