How Scottish Artist Robert Montgomery Harnesses the Power of Concrete Poetry for His Newest Works – Artnet News

Date: 19 October 2019

The artist looks back on the birth of Modernism in his latest show.


You will know Scottish-born artist Robert Montgomery’s work even if you don’t know his name. For over a decade, he has been creating public light installations of poetic and evocative phrases, some of which have become full-fledged social media sensations. (You’ve likely seen his 2010 work The People You Love Become Ghosts Inside of You on Instagram.) Drawing from a tradition of Concrete poetry that dates back to Guillaume Apollinaire, Montgomery sees his textual evocations as a way to conjure the ineffable into daily life.


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