Installation series from ONLI STUDIOS presented at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The above link is to a recent crucial article that soars beyond the limits of trendy fads and speaks to how vision, effort and dedication is having a measurable impact on the visual narrative know as comic books, animation, Graphic Novels and related genres.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Prof. Onli thought he would release some old news clips & reviews of his decades long Rhythmistic practice since he is often asked about his embrace and understanding of future-primitif design flows in the visual arts process.  Galleries and museums will appreciate these documents as they further validate exhibition and acquisition of Onli's works for important collections!
Onli came of age as a teen in the late 1960s in Chicago as a wunderkind in the thriving "Black Arts Movement" scene and later earned degrees from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

All the while experimenting with Rhythmistic concepts to later in 1993 launch the growing "Black Age" movement. His was a total immersion of both worlds of creative thought and practises.

All applied in fine art, commercial art, Art educations and Art therapy.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Black Age founder, Prof. Turtel Onli recently at "BLACK AGE XXI", at the 43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival of the DuSable Museum of African American History, in Chicago. This event attracted over 3,000 fest goers who love to share in this amazing nexus of creativity, culture & commerce.

Monday, June 11, 2018

My innovative Rhythmistic practice is in dynamic motion all over the place this Summer as I decided to take off from teaching. This Summer sabbatical will afford me preciously focused time to generate Rhythmistic Art in a more constant, daily flow while re-organizing ONLI STUDIOS, LLC to meet the coming challenges and opportunities.

Normally I would be teaching my 'retreat-styled' Introduction  to Studio Drawing class at the downtown Chicago Harold Washington College.

These are samples of the final projects from recent students.

These are unpublished nor exhibited samples of my ongoing practice.