Robert Montgomery

May 17, 2016 § Leave a comment

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.

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Robert Montgomery follows a tradition of conceptual art and stands out by bringing a poetic voice to the discourse of text art. Often installed illegally amid industrial and urban sites, Montgomery’s installations address universal themes such as power, love, and human kindness with sparse language and dramatic visuals. These text-based conceptual pieces categorized as recycled sunlight pieces, billboard pieces, fire poems, woodcut panels, and watercolors.

Montgomery’s cryptic and emotionally resonant poetry comments on contemporary life and affirms his personal and philosophical beliefs, which he describes as “melancholic post-Situationist”, a 20th-century antiauthoritarian Marxist movement.

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