THE CITY IS WILDER THAN YOU THINK AND KINDER THAN YOU THINK. IT IS A VALLEY AND YOU ARE A HORSE IN IT. IT IS A HOUSE AND YOU ARE A CHILD IN IT. SAFE AND WARM HERE IN THE FIRE OF EACH OTHER.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST

ROBERT MONTGOMERY FOLLOWS A TRADITION OF CONCEPTUAL ART AND STANDS OUT BY DRAWING FROM EXAMPLES OF PUBLIC INTERVENTIONIST STRATEGIES AND BRINGING A POETIC VOICE TO THE DISCOURSE OF TEXT ART. HE CREATES BILLBOARDS, LIGHT PIECES, FIRE POEMS, WOODCUTS AND WATERCOLOURS. HE WAS THE BRITISH ARTIST SELECTED FOR KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENNALE 2012, THE FIRST BIENNALE IN INDIA. MONTGOMERY HAS HAD SOLO EXHIBITIONS AT VENUES IN EUROPE AND ASIA, INCLUDING MAJOR OUTDOOR LIGHT INSTALLATIONS ON THE SITE  OF THE OLD U.S. AIR FORCE BASE AT TEMPELHOF. THE FIRST MONOGRAPH OF HIS WORK WAS PUBLISHED BY DISTANZ, BERLIN IN 2015. Robert Montgomery was born in Scotland in 1972. He studied at edinburgh college of art and then in the core program at the museum of fine arts, Houston. He has lived in London since 1999.

ARTWORKS

HIS WORK HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN NUMEROUS EXHIBITIONS AT VENUES INCLUDING KOP, BREDA, NL; ATHENS FESTIVAL, GR; 54TH VENICE BIENNALE, VENICE, IT; THE DE LA WARR PAVILION, BEXHILL, UK; GALERIE NUKE, PARIS, FR; GUIDO COSTA PROJECTS, TURIN, IT; 20 HOXTON SQUARE PROJECTS, LONDON, UK; GALERIE ANALIX FOREVER, GENEVA; THE EMBASSY GALLERY, EDINBURGH, UK; THE BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, NEWCASTLE-GATESHEAD, UK, THE EDINBURGH ART FESTIVAL, UK; ANNA LUPERTZ GALLERY, BERLIN; AND C24 GALLERY, NEW YORK. MONOGRAPHS ON HIS WORK HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED BY GALERIE NUKE, PARIS, AND MONOKULTUR, BERLIN. A PUBLIC ART COMMISSION FOR THE GRAND DEPART OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE 2014 AND A MONOGRAPH PUBLISHED BY DISTANZ IN 2015.

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CRY IN YOUR ARMS
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PEOPLE YOU LOVE
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COLLECTION
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POETIC VISIONS
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GREAT FOSTERS FIRE POEM
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ISTANBUL POEM

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WHENEVER YOU SEE
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ECHOES OF VOICES
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PEOPLE YOU LOVE
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ALL PALACES
IN STORES – EXPO

EACH X OTHER IS A COLLECTIVE CURATORIAL PROJECT THAT ACTS AS A LABEL AND PUBLISHING HOUSE FOR CREATIVE TALENTS TO PRODUCE THE FASHION-RELATED ITEMS THEY’VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF; MUSIC, VIDEO ART, ARTWORKS, FURNITURE AND DESIGN OBJECTS ALL RECONCEIVED AS ICONIC FASHION PIECES. EACH X OTHER HAS STARTED TO DEVELOP SITE-SPECIFIC ART INSTALLATIONS AND WILL CONTINUE TO REGULARLY SHOWCASE THE WORKS OF THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS THROUGH EXHIBITIONS IN VARIOUS CITIES AND DURING SELECTED EVENTS SUCH AS THE ISTANBUL BIENNALE, MIAMI/BASEL FAIR, THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL AND THE FIAC ART FAIR.

INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

THE POETICS OF ROBERT MONTGOMERY

By RACHEL SMALL

Photography KATE OWEN

 

There is something pacifying about Robert Montgomery’s text- based artwork. 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. When he reads them aloud, as he’ll often do prefacing further explanation, he breathes a calm, steady hum into the verse–a haunting effect that’s inherently intimate. Full interview here

COLLECTION COLLABORATION

RESIDENT ARTIST, ROBERT MONTGOMERY WORKED CLOSELY ON THE FW17 RTW COLLECTION. THE COLLECTION, ENTITLED ‘MAGIC SCULPTURE’, TOOK INSPIRATION FROM MONTGOMERY’S POEM WHICH BEGINS ‘A SCULPTURE CAN BE MADE BY ANYONE, BUT THE CITY IS A MAGIC SCULPTURE OF THE GROUP MIND.’ – PERFECTLY REFLECTING EACH X OTHER’S COLLECTIVE APPROACH, BRINGING ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS TOGETHER TO CREATE SOMETHING UNIQUE, MAGICAL.

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FW 17
LA POESIA
PRE FALL 17
FIRE POEM
SS 17
MEDITERRANEN
RESORT 17
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