Poetic Public Art Is New Kind Of Graffiti [Pics]
Scottish artist Robert Montgomery creates conceptual displays by installing poetry in unexpected urban locations, often hijacking billboards.
Scottish artist Robert Montgomery, who trained at Edinburgh College of Art, installs conceptual public pieces in urban locations. He works in a “poetic and melancholic post-situationist tradition,” sometimes illegally plastering over billboards, sometimes creating lit-up signage, and sometimes setting his words on fire.
The words are always elegant and their presentation is simplistic but very effective. His work is similar to street art, which he admires, and he has been embraced by this movement. He told Interview Magazine: