About the Artist
Best known as “Sentrock,” Joseph Perez is a self taught Chicago street artist. His early works were developed from graffiti writing in some of our city’s Mexican-American neighborhoods. Sentrock’s signature bird-mask over a human figure has become his most recognizable declaration. He describes the bird-mask as analogous to humanity: a person who is able to find or escape to their freedom by placing them in a different reality. Sentrock’s art presents undertones of hope, freedom and expression. His work encapsulates his background, history, upbringing, empathy, and compassion for his community.
Installed in 2017 on what is now the home of Badabing Wings, “Blessed” is Sentrock’s only public mural in Ravenswood.