Afro Futuristic visual art is born of Rhythmism. Onli's shown to positive acclaim with Cool Globes, The Tubman Museum, MCA, New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Krannert Museum, OSUN, Younger Gallery, UIC, The DuSable Museum, Chicago Children's Museum, The FIAP in Paris, plus many publications, with his compelling future-primitif expressions which he termed as "Rhythmism" in the early 1970s. Educators, collectors, curators, critics, publishers and students are.. " Welcome!"
Installation series from ONLI STUDIOS presented at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Prof. Onli often shuts down interviews by asking: "Why are most Graphic Novels & Comic Book collections not as "Black" as most music collections?"
Azaniac" is a character of Prof. Onli's that has been circulating
for support and development since 1992 in Hollywood, Harlem, Bronzeville
& Paris to no avail. Too strong and too Black to link the traditional and the
modern in an Black-Afrikan world view.
before the terms "Afrofuturism" and "Afrocentric" were popularized a
youthful Onli had established Rhythmism and the expression of the
future-primitif in his practice. It was met with aggressive resistance
in Black & White art circles who prefer works from Blacks that
narrate a salute to suffering and honor the legacy of oppression.
landmark album cover was created by Prof. Onli in 1973. It expresses
unique notions of higher intellectualism in a true Afrikan context. The
visual worlds are catching up to his vision and practices but not
embracing this practice with resources. But this war is far from over!
Catherine representing ONLI STUDIOS at the recent 6th Annual Black
Comic Book Festival in NY at the Schomburg Library where Jerry Craft and
so many others put together another exciting professional explosion of
creativity, culture & commerce.
"Team BLANGA" is a Black & White Rhythmistic, graphic novel, 90 plus page anthology that takes the reader to places with styles, concepts and themes beyond the formulas of Manga and the Maintstream. ONLI STUDIOS
"EAST / WEST Zodiac Journal compares & contrasts the Chinese and Western zodiacs plus has research, tables, charts along with spaces for your personal journal or create notes. ONLI STUDIOS
This amazing book is illustrated by talented female illustrators and artists who wanted to express their interest in healthy practices while promoting open diverse images of how the female may look in this context. This is a wellness / fitness resource book. It has spaces for note taking, goal setting plus a Ten Week Work Out Plan. ONLI STUDIOS