The $100.00 T-Shirt! Rhythmistic wearable art One-of-a-kind T-Shirt is my metaphor. In doing these unique goal oriented mobile and ever-cool items I have all of the design aspects of making fine art. Plus a spontaneous flowing forum to make statements while honing my craft.
Onli tends to create works of Rhythmistic art that flow around a central theme. Here passion and intellect merge to arrive at variations, narrations, and visual expressions that stand alone or in unison.
"Extending "The Rhythmistic Quilts" collection is my primary art making goal. To complete four new textile panels that will later be enhanced by Master Quilter, Patrick Walen. I started this body of work in the late 1980s. However it got derailed when I experienced a devastating studio fire that destroyed or damaged most of them. Now for this revival!"
"Rhythmistic Quilts, where I re-contextualize selected world icons into a future-primitif expression to over-ride aspects of otherness to arrive at a fresh appreciation of how they can travel beyond time and space in content and context."
This collection started in 1988 with images from Africa and now is looking toward the First Nations' Native American iconic Kokopelli to symbolize Visual Art, Performing Arts, Literature and Music.
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Prof. Onli was awarded a two month extension to the Summer 2020
I'm so happy that it works out! And in typical HPAC fashion, it never hurts to ask :) Megha and I agree that you have taken great advantage of the time to push your work. And with other facilities like Polsky starting to open, there are more aspects of the residency that only are now opened up to you. We're excited to see where that may go too! Gratitude all around - I look forward to seeing more /discussing more in your studio.
Each panel, directly below, represents one of the four major forms of the creative arts. Visual Art, Performing Art, Literature & Music. Painted on 100% vintage cotton. 50 inches by 40 inches. To be embellished, enhanced and finished by Patrick Walen with his quilting and fabric selections. Offering the re-contextualized future-primitif Kokopelli as the carrier of these Rhythmistic expressions.
Onli hosted an enthusiastic visit from Dan Nadel, a Brooklyn based Curator. Often other art lovers flowed through to experience this Rhythmistic Residency.
Onli has tested Rhythmism in various markets, under often medieval oversights, in commercial and fine art circles, as an arts educator, art therapist, fine artist, illustrator, or indie-publisher. In each arena, based on standards and measures not of his creation. Each metric reached the same undeniable conclusion.
Rhythmism ruled the day!
There is no force like an idea whose time has come. Rhythmism Lives! Onli did not create the notion and concept. He identified it and gave it a name. Not to mention his astute gifted level of long term dedication!
All great art movements deserve no less!
"I even reconnected with my fave art making tool.....the air-brush!."
Collectors, Fellow residency artists, curators, students, and smart art lovers visited the Rhythmistic Residency to learn and experience this pivot from experimentation to affirmation. "Rhythmism Lives!"