Tuesday, August 15, 2017



Coming to the Bridgeport Art Center at 3500 South Racine in Chicago. The 4th Floor Gallery: 
 
Group Exhibition:
 Opening Sept. 15th running until Nov. 5th 2017
 
Per the 30th anniversary of the death of Mayor Washington, this exhibit of work by instructors and students from Harold Washington College is a tribute to public education at the college level in the visual arts. HWC has a strong, focused and fully accredited Department of Art and Architecture, whose faculty are serious practitioners of the crafts, concepts and skills they teach.
 
Guest curator is Prof. Turtel Onli, M.A.A.T.
Above Rhythmistic oil painting: "Sirens Heed No Evils"

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Prof. Onli with his two Rhythmistic entries to the Southern Shore Artists' Gallery group exhibition in, smooth runnings, lake front, Michigan City.  The Exhibitions theme is : "Pattern, Color, and Light".  These are essential design elements that play a role in Onli's continued Rhythmistic practice as a visual artist.

Left: "Play Angles" 40" X 40" oils on canvas. "The Alchemist", 30"W X 40"H. Acrylics on canvas. Both with a museum profile.  Smart collectors will appreciate this opportunity.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Prof. Onli, above photo,  in Chicago outside of the Chase Tower before going in to celebrate his intern's POSSE Foundation scholarship.  

Below photo, showing  his dynamic Rhythmistic fine art and Graphic Novels published by ONLI STUDIOS during a recent exhibition in Chicago at the historic, classic WPA era launched, South Side Community Art Center.

Monday, September 26, 2016


"My growing "No Evils' collection recontextualizes, in a Rhythmistic future-primitif dynamic, the classic Chinese proverb of, "Hear No Evils, Seek No Evils, and Speak No Evils." These are mostly painted on canvas expressions. I think that using baldness removes personal vanity from the state and its interpretations. The message is universal and timeless. The visual impact of the art is narrative and bold. I have been growing and showing this body of work since 1988 when I was earning my Masters In Art And Art Therapy at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This is a collection of art from a Black artist whose narrative is beyond the typical limits of social issues. It is enlightened as it explores this link in morals, spirituality, faiths, and the metaphysical.  It suggests the possibilities of Rhythmism as a genre."



Rhythmistic Art Exhibition Submission draft:

"A full proposal, comprising my artist’s statement, exhibition description, with dimensions and special handling or display requirements, sample images, and, most importantly, statement of relevance to your operation's mission will be sent to your curator or exhibition's director upon request.

  Per the submission preference of the request this detailed information may be sent via email or as a stamped, self-addressed envelope."


Sincerely,

Prof. Turtel Onli, M.A.A.T.
Email: onli@sbcglobal.net







"My practice has always been and advancing nexus of creativity, CULTURE, & Commerce."
 "I recently was lucky enough to received the gift of this ever-cool t-shirt to place a brand to the core of my practice. Those background items are a bit of my Rhythmistic fine art."
 "Clearly I feel a kindredness here."

Thursday, September 15, 2016

                               RHYTHMISTIC MANIFESTO 1978 - 2016 

Prof. Onli M.A.A.T. 

The Logic                               The Value                             The Expectations

Rhythmism is a fertile visual art modality that is based on the principle of repetition in the visual domain along with a narrative that is suggestive or derived from a universal future-primitif perspective. Be it fine art, architecture, fashion, illustration, drawing, movies, toys, or digital applications. Rhythmism is a growing genre. Onli first introduced the term in 1978 in a solo exhibition in Paris France at the Foyer Internationale de Accueil.

The showcase was entitled, “Presenting My Rhythm”.  It was included on a culture destination tour and was visited by hundreds of tourists during its full month run.  Here Onli was able to explore with visitors from Asia, South American, Europe, African and other countries his emerging practice. He has made this intelligent creative approach a key factor in his creative career practices in fine and commercial art.  Many have used the term or manifested the distinctly opulent aspects of this genre. Onli did not invent it; he simply gave it a name.  Rhythmism! It responds to personal, fine, commercial or industrial demands. It is both esthetic and expressive.

Now comes the task of institutionalizing Rhythmism.