Murals by Justus Roe seen at 1871 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL, Chicago - 1871 Mural
Murals by Justus Roe seen at 1871 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL, Chicago - 1871 Mural
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1871 Mural

CNL Projects, in collaboration with the Chicago Artists Coalition, identified and presented three dynamic murals for the new tech incubator space at the Merchandise Mart. The artists selected for this commission were Ruben Aguirre, Justus Roe and Chris Silva.

The completed murals cover more than 180 feet of wall space located at the entry of this dynamic 50,000-square-foot, Gensler-designed space, which opened in May 2012. Pictured here is "1871 Mural," an abstract mural by Justus Roe, a local artist whose work references architecture, city grid systems and landscapes. His stylized forms, mark making and color palette develop work that is at once reminiscent of aerial perspectives and metropolitan environments.

Meet the Creator

Justus Roe (American, b. 1977) lives and works in Chicago.
Justus Roe works in a variety of visual mediums including canvas painting, large scale wall paintings/murals and sculptural installations. His work references architecture, city grid systems, and landscapes. His stylized forms, mark making and color palette develop work that is at once reminiscent of aerial perspectives and metropolitan environments.

Available for commission/custom work