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.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
"I often apply Rhythmistic aspects to projects and characters not of my creation. Here is my treatment of Omega-7's Darkforce from the unpublished team up with ONLI STUDIOS' Malcolm-10."
"Here two critical indie heroes meet to plan action. I am not giving away the storyline or plot, but it will rock whenever completed. My point of sharing these images is to link illustration and commercial visual art to esoteric fine art. I have applied Rhythmism to the entire range. Close inspection of the design elements and the theme serves notice to its embrace of the afrofuturistic as well. One has to get past the orthodoxy of thinking fine art is a "high art" and comic book art or commercial illustration is a "low art". I hold the truth that the best and most skilled/prolific visual practitioners work in the commercial competitive domains!"