Wednesday, March 27, 2013
"I refer to my style of visual creativity as Rhythmism. It has been applied to fine art, major market illustration, wearable art and indie graphic novels. I welcome curators, collectors & commissions of all sorts. ONLI STUDIOS' client history includes WGN, Cool Globes, Chicago Children's Museum, The Paris Metro & The New Museum of Contemporary Art."
Onli pictured at the Bridgeport Art Center during a 3rd Friday open studios.
ONLI STUDIOS is located there on the 4th floor. #43040
Friday, March 8, 2013
"Rhythmistic Women" Opening reception for and exhibition that focuses on the beauty and exotic power of females as inspiration for works of visual art. Oils to pencils. Limited edition prints to graphic novels. Sketches to studio portfolio sample books. Framed and unframed.
Collectors, curators, fans and educators will appreciate this survey exhibition in a studio context featuring visual art created by Onli since his devastating studio fire of New Years 2003.
The Rhythmistic oil painting shown above: "As The Sirens Sweetly Sang"
Reception info: March 15th, 2013. ONLI STUDIOS on the 4th floor of the fabulous Bridgeport Art Center at 3400 south Racine in Chicago. This exhibition runs until April 22nd 2013. For appointments contact 773-726-1610 or ONLI STUDIOS.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
" Artmaking along with being an artist has been at the core of my life's systems since early childhood. "
Versatile visual artist Turtel Onli, owner of Onli Studios in Chicago’s Bridgeport Art Center has been creating art for more than five decades. His work has progressively pushed boundaries, depicting metaphysical concepts, religious themes, and abstractions with a strong allegiance to imagery depicting people of the African Diaspora. Balancing commercial work, fine artistry and community building, Turtel has managed to connect his worlds through exhibitions, showcases and events. As a graphic novelist and illustrator, he furthered his accomplishments as founder of The Black Age of Comics Convention, an annual event co-produced by The DuSable Museum in Chicago. The Black Age of Comics Convention celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013.
Turtel’s work has appeared in the 2nd World Festival of Black and African Art and Culture in Lagos Nigeria, in collections of The Cool Globes Public Art Exhibition, The Chicago Children’s Museum, and The DuSable Museum. His work has been commissioned and/or purchased by many, including such luminaries as funk legend George Clinton & P-Funk, and jazz legends Miles Davis and Alice Coltrane. His artwork and design has graced the pages of Paris Metro Magazine, MODE Magazine and Avant Garde Magazine. He has also provided artistic services to McDonalds, Motown, and Johnson Publishing Company.
Turtel was named the Father of the Black Age in 2006 by Temple University and is an adjunct professor of Art Appreciation & Drawing at Harold Washington College. He has served as a Visual Arts teacher for Chicago Public Schools for more than two decades.