Simplicity can be the key
Modern and contemporary framing techniques aim to simply frame a piece of art, allowing the entire focus of the viewer to be absorbed by the art itself. Our client for the framed pieces below is the artist of the works. Her vision for her prints stand strong within the minimalistic frames chosen.
Framing a piece with a white mat and matching white frame is a clean approach which allows the art to “pop” as the colors are amplified by the plain borders around the piece. This is a very powerful method for framing prints as every unique detail boldly stands out to the viewer. The ¼ inch float mount for this print physically brings the piece closer to the viewer within the shadowbox of the frame. The piece dramatically creates a shadow beneath to add complexity to the white on white framing style. The piece is given space to breathe and become the soul energy.
This print on genuine leather has been stretched and sits within a 5/16 inch wide black floating frame. The bright shades of the piece are offset by the thin, dark border of the floating frame. The ¼ inch space between the art and the interior edge of the frame creates a chasm that acts as an effective double border. Not only does this enlarge the framed piece, it prevents the lacquered black frame from overpowering the print. This is a border that creates more breathing room and adds complexity to the framing job. This soft leather piece is protected by a ¼ inch recess into the frame as there is no glass in front of the art.