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Robert Montgomery

TEXT ART | PAINTING | LIGHT ART | PUBLIC ART

Represented by MTArt Agency, Robert Montgomery is an internationally known artist and poet. His work is hugely popular on the internet, the piece “The People You Love Become Ghosts Inside of You” has been shared online more than 20 million times.

 He makes billboard poems, light works, fire poems, woodcuts, paintings and watercolours. He was the British artist selected for the 2012 Kochi Biennale and the 2016 Yinchuan Biennale. Along with the architects, Allied Works was a shortlisted finalist for the UK National Holocaust Memorial in 2017 with the project exhibited at the V&A Museum in London. His work is in museum collections across the world and he has had solo museum shows at the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado and the Cer Modern Museum in Ankara.

 Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine says about Montgomery, 

“The poems he composes suggest a steady faith that humanity can heal the ecological and emotional trauma of our times, with a lyricism that recalls poets like Philip Larkin and Sylvia Plath. Montgomery’s focus lies in broadcasting his message to a wider audience. His preferred installation format is co-opted billboards: his own text, replacing the billboards’, subverts their intended purpose of disseminating ads. Montgomery’s art has graced the city­scapes of Paris, Berlin, and London, where he is based. His first solo exhibition in New York opened last week at C24 Gallery, comprising the largest collection of his works gathered together to date. We visited Montgomery at C24 gallery while he was installing, starting the interview with a tour. Walking in the entrance with blaring words of lights ahead and on either side felt like entering a cathedral…”

(Rachel Small, Interview Magazine.)

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artworks Oeuvres
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New Countries original painting , 2019

ARA acrylic and glaze on canvas 156 x 90 cm
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The People You Love , 2010

Unframed Print archival inkjet on Hahnemühle etching paper (signed) 100 x 70 cm Edition of 10
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The People You Love , 2010

Oak, recycled polymer and 12volt LED lights 232 x 378 cm Edition of 5 of 5
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MODERNISM IS A PSYCHIC LOVE WAVE , 2017

ARA acrylic and glaze on canvas 100 x 100cm
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Oscar Night Poem (The Flood) , 2013

Oak, recycled polymer, 12 Volt LED Lights 180 x 184 cm Edition 3 of 3
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Woodcut Panel (One Day) , 2019

Pure gold leaf and gold paint on carved wood 97 x 97 cm Edition 5 of 5
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THE BEGINNING OF HOPE , 2019

ARA acrylic and glaze on canvas 150cm x 150cm
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MONEY IS A SUPERSTITION , 2019

ARA acrylic and glaze on canvas 135cm x 135cm
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A Hundred Years , 2014

Low consumption 12 volt LED light, recycled PVC and valchromat letters on painted oak and black valchromat frame. 190 x 137cm Edition 3 of 5
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