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.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Circa 2005: Prof. Onli working on a mural with a Star Wars theme for the bedroom of two young boys.
Onli created this illustration for the late great Miles Davis in 1975. In two presentations to the futurist jazz master, Miles, voiced his desire to own and use the illustration as an album cover. However he and Onli could not come to terms. Rumor said that Davis wanted Onli to donate its use for free and Onli wanted to be paid… Rhythmism abounds. Afrofuturists will appreciate Onli's treatment of the shoes.