is a Russian contemporary artist whose prints and paintings engage with celebrity culture. Pop Art has been a major influence on the artist’s sensibility, with its dedication to examining and even glamorizing consumerism and lavish lifestyles. Her bright, highly stylized illustrations offer views of fantasy and dream-like imagery, in a nod to Surrealism. Born in Russia in 1982, Playner opened her own museum, the MAMAG Modern Art Museum at Hubertendorf Castle, in Blindenmarkt, Austria in 2014. She currently lives and works between Vienna, Austria, Munich, Germany, and New York, NY.
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