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Robert Montgomery is a contemporary artist from Scotland renown for his work with text and light. Montgomery creates poetry and site specific installations.

Robert Montgomery was born in Chapelhall, North Lanarkshire, Scotland in the year 1972. Montgomery attended the Edinburgh College of Art where he earned a B.A. and an M.F.A.

Before blending text and sculpture Montgomery experimented writing on walls using spray paint. He was inspired by the graffiti art movement.

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Two subjects often explored by the artist are human power and love.

In this clip some works from an exhibition that took place in Scotland:

One artist that inspired him to use billboards as his canvas was Jenny Holzer.

Below a link to the website of the artist:


In this clip we view an installation work located in Izmir, Turkey by Robert Montgomery in 2015:


Another great contemporary artist who works with text is the Denis Brown. Brown creates his work using glass.