I am looking for major interests per my Rhythmistic Fine Art works. The original vision was to become an "artist". Ideals expressed in a variety of visual media. The term "Rhythmistic Art" as a future-primitif genre to create places for me to practice. This blog showcases the arch set forth by that vision along with images of me with regard to my practice. WELCOME!
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Thursday, March 8, 2018
The Rhythmistic illustrations from indie ONLI STUDIOS' Graphic Novels are included in both editions of "Black Comix"! This explosive genre is a nexus of visual & literary art, and Onli is among the few to actually be a proven innovator in both practices. This is akin to being a proven composer and musician in Modern Jazz and Classical music. Rare.....if ever!
Early Rhythmistic art by a youthful Prof. Onli was selected as the first album cover art in this amazing landmark art-book! The art is shown below.
"The momentum of the 1960s civil rights
movement and the explosion of Rock music and the underground press in
that decade impacted Jazz in amazing ways, both musically and
culturally. Years before Punk, musicians like John Coltrane, Pharoah
Sanders, Sun Ra, Don Cherry, The Art Ensemble of Chicago and others took
control of their work by recording, releasing and distributing their
music themselves, often in runs as low as 500 copies. As a result, Jazz
music got a whole new look. The record sleeves of this era (roughly
1965-1983) are as iconic and historically unique as the music itself."
This landmark album cover was created by Prof. Onli in 1973. It expresses unique notions of higher intellectualism in a raw Rhythmistic context. The visual worlds are catching up to his vision and practices but not embracing this practice with resources. But this war is far from over!
"I am moving to extend this textile based quilted art collection of future-primitif Rhythmistic visual art. The goal is to connect with collectors and curators who feel the creative vibe of an older Black man whose art and practice is not a tribute to oppression or a nod to violence....but artistic intellect! It just takes the right few!!"