Robert Montgomery (born 1972) is a Scottish-born, London based sculptor and poet, known for his site-specific installations created from light and text. Montgomery works in a “melancholic post-situationist” tradition, primarily in public spaces.
Robert Montgomery follows a tradition of conceptual art and stands out by bringing a poetic voice to the discourse of text art. Montgomery creates billboard poems, light pieces, fire poems, woodcuts and watercolors. He was the British artist selected for KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENNALE, 2012, the first biennale in India. Montgomery has had solo exhibitions at venues in Europe and in Asia, including major outdoor light installations on the site of the old us Air Force BASE at TEMPELHOF. The first monograph of his work was published by DISTANZ, Berlin in 2015.
“With the urban world with a translucent poetry. His work arrives at us through a kind of lucid social violence. No one has blended language, form and light in such a direct way”.
All Kingdoms Smashed and Buried in the Sky, 2014
You Walk on the Bones of the Kings Now, 2014
3 Poems About Buildings and Trees, 2014
LA Billboard Poems, 2014