ROBERT MONTGOMERY is a Scottish-born, London-based poet, artist and sculptor known for his site-specific installations created from light and text, as well as his 'fire poems'. Montgomery works in a "melancholic post-Situationist" tradition, primarily in public spaces.
He is regarded as a leading figure in the conceptual art world.
Robert Montgomery brings a poetic voice and public interventionists strategies to the tradition of contemporary text art and works across diverse media: billboard pieces, solar powered light pieces, fire poems, woodcuts, and watercolors. He was the British artist selected for the 2012 Kochi Biennale and the 2016 Yinchuan Biennale. A monograph on his work was published by Distanz in 2015. Along with the architects Allied Works he was a shortlisted finalist for the UK National Holocaust Memorial in 2017 with the scheme exhibited at the V&A Museum in London. He currently has a solo show at the Aspen Art Museum.
Dane Weatherman wrote of Montgomery's work, "To encounter the work of Robert Montgomery is to make a tender encounter whose tenderness is enhanced by the public, communal quality of his work... He is a complete artist and works in language, light, paper, space. He engages completely with the urban world with translucent poetry... No one has blended language, form and light in such a direct way."
Dane Weatherman. Black & Blue Journal