Wednesday, March 27, 2019





These are two Rhythmistic oil paintings from Prof. Onli's "Passion Fruit" Collection.  Onli will be exhibiting in a group show at the Box Factory Art Center in St. Joseph Michigan this Summer.

                                        Great for curators, collectors & art historians.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

 The Rhythmistic, "No Evils" collection of fine art paintings by Prof. Onli is a long evolving multicutural based flow of works that re-contextualizes the ancient Chinese proverb of "Seek No, Heed No & Speak No Evils".  Onli started this dynamic future-primitif collection in 1988 when he realized that China would become a major social, cultural and economic force on the world stage and would impact our ideas around "multiculturalism".

He uses baldness to represent a less vanity based purity of esthetics.  Nudity is about fertility.

 "No Yellow Evils" Acrylics on canvas. 30"W X  40"W. Circa 1998.

Major collectors, curators, galleries and museums are invited to ask about these works.
 "No Evil Monk" Acrylics on 18"W X 24" canvas-board. Circa 1995
 "Danse of the 911 Phoenix" 30"W X 40"H, acrylics on canvas. Circa 9-11-2001
 "As The Sirens Sweetly Sang" OIls on canvas, 40"W X 30"H. Circa 2010

"Do No Evil" Oils on 24" X 36"H canvas. Circa 2000.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Rhythmistic visual artist, Turtel Onli was photographed a few years ago at the ONLI STUDIOS when it was located in the massive Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.  After seven years of being there he has returned to a super cool, lake view hi-rise live work space in the important Hyde Park district of Chicago.  

Onli is still committed to exploring his thesis of "Rhythmistim" in the visual arts with a diversified application.  This is a growing practice that spans across fine art, applied art and commercial art.
 "Local Brewz" is a series of paintings celebrating the explosion of locally carafted beers and other beverages.  Each museum profiled panel done in  acrylic on linen-painting is 24"W X 54"H.
 He has resurrected his "Rhythmistic Quilts" collaboration which started in the 1980s with quilting embellishments by Marian Hayes, followed by efforts by Cassandra Washington. But most of the collection was destroyed or seriously damaged in a live-work-space fire in 2001.  Now Onli feels the surge to rebuild them and is working with master quilter Patrick Whalen of the Quilters' Apothecary in Michigan City toward this end.
 Onli often exhibits in limited group showcases in Michigan City's Arts District as a member of Southern Shore Arts Associaiton.
Onli's graphic -novels work was part of the group exhibition curated by Prof. John Jennings & Damian Duffy at the Krannert  Museum.  Onli brought a group of his art students to review the exhibition, OUT OF SEQUENCE", featuring various comic book, and graphic novel illustrations.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sofia Hyuang was a recent intern at ONLI STUDIOS. She was a student at the University of Chicago and wanted a practical hands on art making experience that her curriculum was lacking.  Here she shows a component of her installation art therapy based project.