Justus Roe

Participatory Budgeting Murals

1400 W. Estes Ave. (North Wall)

Artist Description:
JUSTUS ROE lives and works in Chicago. Roe creates large-scale paintings (both interior and exterior), sculptural installations, and canvas paintings, using a variety of visual mediums. His work references architecture, city grid systems, and landscapes. His abstract stylized forms, mark-making and color palette develop work that is at once reminiscent of aerial perspectives and metropolitan environments. Often in collaboration with architects, designers, curators and clients, Roe creates unique, iconic works of art that help to engage audiences and define specific environments.

Roe has created some of the most recognizable, large-scale, public art throughout Chicago. This includes the Kennedy underpass at Belmont, the facade at the South Shore Metra station, the intersection of Olive and Clark in Andersonville, two ends of the 25th ward arts in public places 16th st corridor at Ashland and Halsted, the intersection of Irving and Ashland, and several significant entrance spaces including the University of Chicago William Eckhardt Research Center, Columbia College Chicago Business and Entrepreneurship Department,1871 entrance wall and hallway in the Merchandise Mart, and lobby wall for the Le Meridien Chicago Oakbrook.

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