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

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Master Rhythmistic vintage artist, Prof. Onli, at his work.
 "I Dream of Jimi" gallery art on video  and animations per Mutania You Tube Channel is all that is left of this collection of Rhthymistic Visual Art Inspired by Jimi Hendrix. Onli created the works over a period from 1968 until 2001 when they all went up in flames during a destructive live/work space fire.
This Collection surveyed aspects of expressive Rhythmistic design in a context that embraced virtues touted in the expanding Afro-future discourse.
This was published in 1980 as part of a Rhythmistic Manifesto.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

 ONLI STUDIOS is on the 4th floor, in Chicago, phone 773-726-1610 for appointments per collecting, curating, and commissions.
This is the non-fiction story about the launch of the growing Black Age of Comics movement that was based on the successful 1981 publication of "NOG: The PRotector of the Pyramides." NOG is the first Rhythmistic super hero in the world of graphic novels.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thanks for dropping by!  

Curators, collectors, students, and investors will find Rhythmistic visual art compelling in its vision and precious for its innovation. The future-primitif premise that we all are similar at our core root. Yet propelled to a future context by way of the artistic and creative processes.
I am a third generation Rhythmistic visual artist.  The first being my late grandfather, The Rev. Samuel David Phillips.  His son put the first pencil in my hand when I was age three and so it began. Rev. Phillips was an ordained Pentecostal Pastor who was "called" to create charts expressing the Pentecostal vision to his flock. The one above was created by him in the late 1960s showing mans challenges in space......confronting and viewing the will of God. It is about 6ft high and 4ft wide.  I inherited about this collection. I place them in meaningful collections whenever possible. To share them for appreciation and study. As a two year old, I was taken into his home as his youngest son and watched him create many a chart.  Then witness him preaching the Word with them as his visual aides. Rhythmism.......YES!

When asked by the explorers from Europe, where did they come from, the Dogon politely pointed to the Sirius Nebula Star system.  At that point the Europeans had no way of seeing it or knowing about it.  A few hundred years it was discovered. Like his Dogon kin, Onli is often hiding in plain sight. Exhibiting, publishing, and being reviewed while other look past the power and impact of all things Rhythmistic.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

ONLI STUDIOS was featured in an exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Hyde Park is the 'hood that is the personal home to President Obama and the prestigious University of Chicago.

Here Prof. Onli is giving a lecture on the merits of diverse Rhythmsitic graphic novels in the classroom and beyond. This took place at the downtown Chicago's Graham Crackers Comic Book Superstore.  Prof. Onli teaches Art Appreciation and Studio Drawing at Harold Washington College.

This is an album cover Onli illustrated in the late 1970s for Captain Sky. The project included animation and costumes too. Notice the flying spaceship that is a turn table and pyramid combo!