Tender, Powerful & Poignant: Robert Montgomery’s visual poetry

Tender, Powerful & Poignant: Robert Montgomery’s visual poetry

This contemporary artist is best known for his billboard style, one line poems, which he displays in public spaces. Beyond the tenderness of his one liners, the deliberate way his work is positioned outside of normal ‘gallery spaces’ means that people take must take a moment when they encounter his work, whether they were expecting … Continue reading Tender, Powerful & Poignant: Robert Montgomery’s visual poetry

1 June 2017  // 


This contemporary artist is best known for his billboard style, one line poems, which he displays in public spaces. Beyond the tenderness of his one liners, the deliberate way his work is positioned outside of normal ‘gallery spaces’ means that people take must take a moment when they encounter his work, whether they were expecting to or not. Robert Montgomery’s Light Poems speak for themselves, literally.

Robert Montgomery, The Spectacle of Advertising photo by Robert Montgomery, photo by lenbuster syftningsfel

This got me thinking about what visual or linguistic poetic moments I encounter on a daily basis- so I’ve been collecting images of poetry in the wild/ or given my London based life – poetry in the urban environment. What can you collect from your own surroundings?

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