I haven’t ever seen a Kilimnik show in person. But from what I understand, there seems to be a disconnect between her installation and her paintings. People have said that her paintings on their own were kind of thin but that her installations show that she is thinking a lot about the history of painting, and paintings as objects. Maybe its this consideration that makes her paintings feel like props? In any case, it seems that she is very playful in all of her work, as she tries to create complete environments and that is something I admire.
What I’ve seen online doesn’t seem as tight of a commentary as Syed’s work that I posted a bit earlier.