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.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Onli created the actual backdrop for this photo-shoot in the pre-digital days of the early 1990. This misty scarlet Mars-scape scene was painted on a canvas of 8ft by 14ft at ONLI STUDIOS that was photographed with the Black-interplanetaray models standing on it. The way the future-magic was projected in the pre-Photoshop era. It was used in a major advertisement campaign with a little notice being served that Afrofuturism was upon the Rhythmistic horizon.