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

Monday, September 29, 2014

A lecture on Rhythmistim with Prof. Onli at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Circa 1998. LINK

Friday, September 26, 2014

CHICAGO,- Ongoing at the Bridgeport Art Center, Rhythmistic visual artist, Turtel Onli, presents the Chinese proverb inspired "No Evils" collection of oil and acrylic paintings along with related pencil drawings. The works illustrate future-primitif noble austere beings in a state of Hear No, Seek No and Speak No Evils. Many of the subjects appear nude and bald to remove vanity while focusing on natural powers and confidences. Onli has a MAAT in Art Therapy,and BFA in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Since the 1970s his works often explore aspects of cultural icons and concepts that earlier artists of African descent such as Bearden, White or Catlett did not have the luxury of processing.

Connoisseurs, collectors, curators and critics are welcomed to the regular 3rd Friday open studios program there at ONLI STUDIOS. 

Bidding for this exclusive  acrylic masterwork on canvas starts at $5,500.00.  Circa 1998. 
Email your interest via this

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Great art movements require great connoisseurs, collectors, curators and critiques:

Prof. Onli wants to make it clear that all of his Rhythmistic fine art excursions are available via a bidding process. The above water-color on archival paper starts at $2,500.00. "Year of the Serpent" is part of the West / West Zodiac collection. The works are published in a zodiac themed journal that compares and contrasts the Chinese and Western Zodiac systems.
 This original art work lists at the same auction starting price or $2,500.00.
Email your bid interest for the above water-colors in USA Dollars or Bitcoins.  "Reach" is a oil master work. Oils on canvas at a size of 40"H X 30"W.  It depicts a goddess reaching to the Sun for life and the Sun reaching to her for energy. The starting bid price is $8,500.00 in USA dollars.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Prof. Onli is a rare visual thinker who is credited with launching two vital arts movements. One being the over-arching theme of Rhythmistic visual art and the other being the growing Black Age of Comics Movement in the graphic novels industry. The first being universal.  The latter flies in the face of the so called "post-Black" efforts to limit the power of culture, creativity and commerce.

Connoisseurs, collectors, curators and critics have noted the long term rise of the Rhythmistic visual art practices that are future-primitif, skill based and visionary.  

Monday, September 22, 2014

Expressing the potential of all visual things Rhythmistic!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Link to a documentary video on a Solo Rhythmistic exhibition at the ETA Gallery in Chicago. Circa 1998.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Here is a video from way back in the 20th century of Prof. Onli lecturing at the University of Illinois' African American Cultural Center, In Chicago IL USA. Link

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Artist Highlighted in Edgewater District of Chicago art event.  Link

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Video Link:

A film clip of pre-Future-Funk fan-zine project.
Prof. Onli's re-imaging, re-purposing, and retro-fitting visions, expressions, themes and the commodification of Rhythmistic fine and commercial art opens opportunities for collectors, curators and critics. Ownership is still the highest form of appreciation. Video Link

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

During this time Onli was thinking that many great Western world visual artists visit the Bible at some point. He went on to repurpose some Biblical themes as Rhythmistic visual statements.
Details showcasing non-traditional casting in the "Pieta" inspired Rhythmistic acrylic painting, "Every Mother's Son" which was collected by a practicing Chaplin on Chicago's tough south side.