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.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
"Bolt" is a water-colour painting by Onli circa 1987. The cosmic expression in these Rhythmistic images, paintings and album cover shows the range of fine and commercial application of Afrofuturism.
This landmark group exhibition at the Tubman Museum in Macon GA was innovative and intelligent in its dynamic presentation of the Afrofuture aspects of artistic expression and practices.
"Mothers Earth" is a Rhythmistic painting on canvas by Onli, circa 1998.
Onli designed this album cover in 1978/79 for the funk-disco master Captain Sky. The flying intergalactic pyramid turn-table evoked the flow from the future that Onli started as
Rhythmism now is branded as Afrofuturism. There is always a history in the future.