ONLI WEAR

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

 ONLI STUDIOS is looking for honest, professional, ambitious and open minded free-lancers in digital coloring, animation, game design, and editing.

"I am offering these samples of my illustration for the coming graphic novel, "The War For Planet NUBA"!" 

 From ONLI STUDIOS. The leader in indie action in the expansion of graphic novels and comic books. These pages will be colored, and undergo Rhythmistic graphic design processing.
 Fans, Collectors, Students and Investors will love the products and vision applied here.
The above images are Copyright 2013 Turtel Onli and are not to be reproduced without written permission from Mr. Onli.
ONLI STUDIOS has returned to the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago. Production mode 24/7/365!www.onlistudios.com
"The War for Planet NUBA"  is in production with a target release date of the 2nd Saturday in February. This is the annual Black Comic Book Day. 2014.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Showtime and exhibitions:  We were included in the Afrofuturism book by Ytasha Womack, the Africobra exhibition at the DuSable Museum, plus exhibitions at the Tall Grass gallery and the Kitchen Sink cafe. We are Rhythmistic visual art and more.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

 These interpretations of the amazing, Afro-Future Rhythmistic character, Malcolm-10 were created in tribute to the 20th Anniversary of the launch of the Black Age movement by its creator, Turtel Onli.
The first appearance of Malcolm-10 was in a book by the same name, published by ONLI STUDIOS.  It is a serious collector's item. This one is by the Black Age great, Professor John Jennings.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Visit the DuSable Museum to learn about the landmark Africobra, and its Impact exhibition and program.
 This is the entrance to the AFRICOBRA exhibition at the DuSable Museum that features the visual art of afrofuturist innovators circa 1960/mid 1970s. Various themes. This is a fantastic program sponsored in part by the Terra Foundation and the Logan Art Center.
 Onli is posed next to a pointilism image he created at age 19. Circa 1971.
Her we have Joy, a frequent model of ONLI STUDIOS, 
checking out a 1975, Onli Rhythmistic painting called, "Stealmelonthiefa". 
Acrylics on Canvas. 
Looking to transform a stereotype to a positive icon.
 This "Miles Davis" inspired masterwork from 1975 is now available as a limited edition print to curators or collectors alike. By Onli:
 The cosmic designs of this public artwork show how Afrofuturist concepts are applied as functional fine art in the Rhythmisitc mannner. By Onli: Circa 1995.
Wearable art offers quite the experience for afrofuturist fashion expressions in the urban, rural or street context. Note the African Lion treatment in the background along with the updated interpretation of the Eye of Horus from Ancient Eygptian art. By Onli:

Sunday, May 26, 2013


May 17 – July 27, 2013
I am honored to have my Rhythmistic artwork, graphic novel and album cover related images included in the second edition of this very important group showcase.

This very special exhibition opens at the Tubman museum on May 17, 2013. The unabbreviated title of the exhibition is Riffing on the Real II: Back to the Afro-Future. This title references a very popular exhibition on the same subject that the Museum mounted in 2011.
The subject of both exhibitions is the concept of Afro-futurism. This term refers to the exploration of a range of ideas and themes available in traditional and contemporary black cultures, melded with concepts and motifs commonly found in the various forms of fantastic fiction, including science fiction, horror, alternative history, utopian/dystopian fiction and magic realism. 

This featured image was created by John Jennings, a close friend and creative comrade.



Sunday, May 5, 2013

Venture and collector participation is welcome on the domestic and international level at ONLI STUDIOS.
These ONLI WEAR, Rhythmistic, Art Star installations are
exciting  expressions of Afro-Futurism
to set up during the A.W.E. events at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Expect tremendous insights later in 2013 from the Tubman Museum and Ms Ytasha Womack  in the form of a landmark exhibition  & book on the subject of Future Africanisms.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The You Tube link to the 1999 solo exhibition of Rhythmistic Fine Art by Onli at ETA in Chicago with Viola improv by Monica Reilly.  Reilly performed the improv in the gallery while Onli was video taping the exhibition.  Edited by Kali Johnson. Rhythmistic Link

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Africobra in Chicago:  This landmark visual art history program supported by the Terra Foundation will include early works from a 19 and 23 year old Onli in the DuSable Museum showcase.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Two of my early Rhythmistic  artworks were just accepted into the coming AfriCOBRA Themed exhibition program at the DuSable Museum of African American History.  The show will run from May to July of 2013 in a partnership with the Logan Art Center plus  support from the Terra Foundation.  What an  amazing honor as AfriCOBRA were comrades in arms during the period of 1070 to 1985.  I started my career voluteering in the orginal DuSable Museum Fall of 1969.  See the links at www.cuip.net/~tonli/wit2002 Rhythmism & Africobra tabs for background info."

The titles of the collectable Rhythmistic fine art to be exhibited are "Rhythmistic Zodiac", Circa 1971  pointilism / inks.And "Stealamelonthiefa" acrylics on circular canvas. Circa 1975.  I will post them after the opening of this exciting landmark exhibition.  Gotta preserve the element of freshness.

See the website for the DuSable for dates.  www.dusable.org

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

CAC-TV Link  Ms Cat, fronting ONLI STUDIOS at the 2013 Black Comic Book Day in Harlem NY at the Schomberg Library. Ms Cat was spreading the word on ONLI STUDIOS' growing line of Rhythmistic graphic novels. She is pictured next to the great N. Steven Harris.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

"The War For Planet NUBA!!!"  is coming from  ONLI STUDIOS.  
Curators, collectors, educators, creative directors 
and those with venture aspirations 
may want to take professional advantage of this durable,
 proven and prolific visual thinker.

Multiglobal Lambiek Link

In the image above Onli's Rhythmism meets Abstract-expressionism in a Afro-futurist context.

Friday, March 8, 2013

"Rhythmistic Women" Opening reception for and exhibition that focuses on the beauty and exotic power of females as subject matter for works of visual art. Oils to pencils.  Limited edition prints to graphic novels.  Sketches to studio portfolio sample books. Framed and unframed.  Collectors, curators, fans and educators will appreciate this survey exhibition in a studio context featuring visual art created by Onli since his devastating studio fire of New Years 2003. 

Reception info: March 15th, 2013. ONLI STUDIOS on the 4th floor of the fabulous Bridgeport Art Center at 3400 south Racine in Chicago. This exhibition runs until April 22nd 2013. For appointments contact 773-726-1610 or ONLI STUDIOS.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

This Rhythmisitc 3ft X 4.5ft litho-pencil drawing 
was created by Onli in 1976.  
It is available to collectors as a 13"W X 19"H signed 
limited edition print.
See Rhythmism at the The Rhythmistic Museum

Friday, February 22, 2013

Rhythmistic Installations, Fine Art, Graphic-Novels, 
Appreciation Discussions, 
and Wearable Art from ONLI STUDIOS.

Friday, February 15, 2013


The " Rhythmistic Crew Installation" was invited back as part of Art, Wine, & Entertainment at the DuSable Museum in Chicago Feb. 15th 2013.  Onli is proudly pictured with them during their warm up session.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

" Just as my ingenious ancestors in Nubia, America and Benin designed and crafted quality images and artifacts to chart a course for their futures, I craft quality, well conceived images to chart the course of Rhythmism as a future-primitif movement.   Poor execution is not in the best interest of this.  I know a lot of folks really love poorly crafted images.  I appreciate that.   But not at the expense of precious innovative masterworks.  The visual arts are no different than music.  No one loves a poorly performed musical performance.  I feel the same about poorly crafted visual art."
This is a sketch spread from the coming graphic-novel, "The War For Planet NUBA!!!" 
Past Afro-Future Art Exhibition link:  Riffing

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Link for Afro-Future Graphic Novels.
"NOG NU!!!"
"Team BLANGA"
"Sasa"
Collect and appreciate the cool innovations in the world of deluxe Graphic-Novels!
These are limited-edition trading cards from ONLI STUDIOS.