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, with his compelling future-primitif expressions which he termed as "Rhythmism" in the early 1970s during his tenure with B.A.G.. Educators, collectors, curators, critics, publishers and students are.. " Welcome!"
Installation series from ONLI STUDIOS presented at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.
Monday, November 30, 2015
There is no set formula to financial success. But Rhythmism has had impact in the way of influencing, and laying the foundation to a language and conversation that takes the Black in the artist to intellectual and imaginative levels that go beyond the limits of what most folks feel "Black" should be.
Our 3rd Friday open studios at ONLI STUDIOS in the Bridgeport Art Center offers this heat on a monthly basis.
Chicago is the hub and template for more than just the limits of a narrowing mainstream…but that of widening river and flow. Rhythmism was born there by Prof. Onli in the 1970s. He is still challenging the gallery and auction communities to accept the value and legacy of this genre's growth potential.