Where art breaks free
Opening on 7 October 2022, Frameless is a brand new culturally rich, immersive, multi-dimensional art experience. Housed in an incredible 30,000 square foot venue and located just a few short steps from Marble Arch, it is the biggest of its kind in the UK.
Inside Frameless, art seeps into every inch of space. It’s in front of you, behind you, above and below you. You won’t simply be looking at a picture, you’ll be in the picture, with every brush stroke, every splash of colour, every moment of inspiration.
With over 479 million pixels delivered by a million lumens of light, Frameless elevates the traditional art experience to a whole new level, accompanied by a score of breath-taking classical and contemporary music played over 158 state-of-the-art surround sound speakers. It’s an immersive experience to excite and inspire visitors of all ages.
As you journey through four distinctive galleries, experiencing a different type of immersive technology in each one, you’ll see timeless art in ways you have never seen or felt before.
Salvador Dali once said “a true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others”. In Beyond Reality, the first of four galleries, there’s inspiration for everyone. Here Frameless have combined projection with mirrors to take you on a mind-bending journey from Surrealism to Symbolism to Post-Impression and beyond. You won’t simply be looking at remarkable paintings, you’ll be enveloped by them.
Artworks include: The Persistence of Memory (1931) and Elephants (1948) by Salvador Dalí; The Garden of Earthly Delights (c.1490 – 1510) by Hieronymus Bosch; The Tree of Life (1905) by Gustav Klimt; The Scream (1893) by Edvard Munch; The Librarian (1566), Winter (1563), Spring (1563) and The Waiter (1574), by Giuseppe Arcimboldo; Fireside Angel (1937) by Max Ernst; The Dawn of Venus (1922) by Thomas Lowinsky; and The Dream (1910) by Henri Rousseau.
Colour in Motion
Have you ever thought of being an artist? If so, step into Colour in Motion, the second interactive gallery at Frameless. With a little help from advanced motion tracking, you can actually use your own gestures and movements to paint. As you travel from Impressionism to Neo and Post Impressionism, you’ll be able to re-create the colourful vibrancy of these remarkable paintings. Your masterpiece awaits.
Artworks include: Starry Night Over The Rhone (1880), Self-Portrait (1887) and The Sower (1888), by Vincent van Gogh; Mont Saint-Michel Setting Sun (1897) by Paul Signac; The Waterlily Pond: Green Harmony by Claude Monet (1899); Portrait of Metzinger by Robert Delaunay (1906); The Garden at Bougival (1884) by Berthe Morisot; and A Sunday Afternoon on The Island of La Grande Jatte (1884 – 86) by Georges Seurat.
The World Around Us
Our world has always inspired artists and how they see it has always inspired us. Welcome to The World Around Us, the third and largest gallery. Here you’ll be thrown into crashing oceans, you’ll relax in pastoral beauty, you’ll explore bustling cities and stand on the edge of fiery volcanoes. From floor to wall to ceiling, every canvas extends across every inch of space. All on a scale you’ve never seen before. As you move from the Renaissance to the Romantics to the Post Impressionists, you’ll also move through each of the pictures, but always with you at the centre of the action.
Artworks include: Avenue at Chantilly (1888) by Paul Cezanne; Piazza Di San Marco (Late 1720) by Canaletto; The Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1633) by Rembrandt; Norham Castle, Sunrise (c.1845) by JMW Turner; Tree Trunk surrounded by Flowers, Butterflies and Animals (1685) by Rachel Ruysch; The Rainbow Landscape (c.1636) by Peter Paul Rubens; The Houses of Parliament (1903) by Claude Monet; Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (1818) by Caspar David Friedrich; Vesuvius Erupting, with a view over the Islands in The Bay of Naples (1776-80) by Joseph Wright of Derby.
The Art of Abstraction
The abstract movement gave us a whole new way to see. Their art was no mirror to the world but rather a different expression of it, using vivid colour, shape and form. In The Art of Abstraction, the fourth and final gallery, you’ll be invited to wander through a maze where art not only appears to float in space but also moves across multi-layered, translucent surfaces. As you bask in its light and colour, prepare to be mesmerised.
Artworks include: Yellow, Red, Blue (1925), Several Circles (1926) and Composition VIII (1923) by Wassily Kandinsky; Composition with Red, Yellow, Blue and Black (1926) and Victory Boogie Woogie (1944) by Piet Mondrian; Head of a Peasant Girl (1913) by Kazimir Malevich; Castle and Sun (1929) by Paul Klee; Group IV, No.3 The Ten Largest, Youth (1907) by Hilma AF Klint.