RageOn has teamed up with American artist Aunia Kahn to bring you her self-titled brand! These all-over print T-Shirts, Tank Tops, and Sweatshirts feature a use of rich colors and shadows to depict powerful women. Aunia's artwork has the uncanny ability to tell stories and inspire curiosity in the viewer while combing elements of both classical and modern art. The Illinois based artist also runs/hosts the Create & Inspire Blog & Podcast where she helps and inspires creatives to follow their dreams! Check out our candid interview with the artist below, and collect all of these beautiful artistic garments from Aunia Kahn, exclusively on RageOn.com! SHOP HERE!
What’s your story?
There was a you young girl named Aunia that was always very creative but had no idea she could be an artist or do something creative for a living as an adult, so she grew up and went to school for Psychology. Then one day a devastating illness hit her and she became unable to function for over a decade with no diagnosis or real help and with medical professionals continually telling her it was in her head. She turned to art and creativity as a refuge from that and years of an unsettling childhood that still haunted her, but found that not only did she love her work and it was therapeutic but others seemed to enjoy it and connect with it as well. Over the years she became and international exhibited and recognized artist, photographer, published author, creative entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. She owns Alexi Era Gallery, Lokreign Publishing and hosts the Create & Inspire Podcast.
Describe the themes found in your designs.
The themes of the designs as based in artworks that deal with the fragility of life and death. In all my works there is a dark fragility but also a juxtaposition that caters to the strength of the human spirit.
If your art inspired a movie, what genre would it be?
This in an interesting question, and personally I feel it would be a documentary since it’s so autobiographical.
You have a beautiful piece featuring Frida Kahlo. How has she influenced you?
Frida Kahlo was an artist that I was introduced quite a while after my illness started. Since I was not intruduced to many artists or art history as a young person, when a good friend of mine suggestion I look her up and read about her life - I immediately connected to her and her struggles. From then on she’s became an icon and a very kindred soul.
What’s your favorite design from the new brand?
I really love the “Wandering Star” and “Frida” leggings. I am a big legging fan!
Where can RageOn fans find more of your marvelous artwork?