Artists

Senkoe

Senkoene Interior Muralist curated by the B-Line

Born and raised in Mexico City, Senkoe’s love of art started at an early age, painting the walls of his mothers’ home. Inspired by the trains that traveled down from California to Mexico that were covered in local graffiti, Senkoe started to evolve as an artist. One of the major themes in Senkoe’s work is the discussion of identity. He mixes mystica imagery with references to pop culture, graphic design and modern illustration to create bold artistic statements.

For Azul, Senkoe drew inspiration from the Puebla region, an area in Mexico that specializes in ceramics and talavera. Senkoe mixed sacred geometry and nature to tie together the entire ambiance and environment of the Latin seafood cuisine with the use of the octopus and crab murals that wrap the walls of Azul. His art overtakes the nationalist discourse and goes beyond the border; they make use of a language that graces the mystical and spiritual profundities tied to the natural forces, use of colors, shamanism and magic. Fused into a Mexican chimeric identity, he constructs what can be called a narrative graffiti that results in his work stimulating the imagination of the passerby in a kind of animalistic and dream.

Senkoe’s bold, colorful and stunningly beautiful murals can be seen throughout the restaurant and Azul’s terrace ceiling.

COMPANY INQ

Company Inq Exterior Muralist

A creative design agency expressly built to serve a diverse portfolio of clients with varying needs, Company INQ boasts a uniquely crafted team with decades of design and street art.

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    Amuse 126 Co-Founder

    Amuse126 is a Chicago based artist who is amongst the top-tier of his generation when it comes to modern aerosol artwork. His techniques, designs and aerosol specific effects are pushing the envelope in the modern graffiti art world today. Amuse126’s organic and dynamic approach to traditional graffiti lettering also crosses the boundaries into abstract fine art. You can stare at his murals for hours as they are eye candy to the viewer.

  • John Morrison

    John spent the last decade plus building and expanding the Chicago Cubs brand footprint through amplification of its cultural touchpoints, most recently as its Director of Brand Development and Activation. His passion for art and design, coupled with his extensive business background, drives him to deliver the ultimate results for brands.

Lou Naranjo

Naranjo has done custom installations for themed events at The Godfrey, SX Sky Bar and Estate to name a few. He created the wooden letter installation outside Azul, inspired by vacations in places such as Tulum and Brazil.