The Public Poetry of Robert Montgomery
It’s impossible to miss Robert Montgomery’s work. The Scottish-born conceptual artist and poet has been featured on public advertising billboards, had impressive light installations, and his words have been set on fire in beautiful settings with his emotionally-charged romantic poetry.
“What interests me in working anonymously is that people encounter it without knowing its art”, Robert says. “They know it’s not advertising, and it’s not graffiti either and they do not need an art history knowledge to read it. I’m super-interested in the ordinary person at the bus stop getting on the bus to their job every day and suddenly seeing this weird text. I’m interested in reaching those people. They are my primary audience.”
He was recently featured in the BBC4 documentary “Who’s Afraid of Conceptual Art” and in November 2016 he was announced as a shortlisted artist for the National Holocaust Memorial in London. Montgomery is opening a new exhibition at Crave Gallery: ‘Year of the Propaganda Corrupted Plebiscites’ in London from 8th December – 13th December with new work from recent international Biennales and public art festivals.
Join us on December 8th for the private view of ‘Year of the Propaganda Corrupted Plebiscites,’ the exhibition is open from 8th December – 14th December.