Toni Hamel’s Paintings Are “An Illustrated Commentary on Human Frailties“

Humans will often attempt to fix things and situations only after they are beyond repair. Despite being well aware of this, we will continue pointless attempts as a way to ease our conscience. These and other futile efforts of humanity are the main subjects of Toni Hamel’s thought-provoking paintings.

Hamel is a Canada-based artist who is known for her intriguing artworks that focus on humans and their attitude toward each other and the world that surrounds them. She draws inspiration from her personal experiences and observations and describes her work as “an illustrated commentary on human frailties. “

In Hamel’s paintings, people are trying to return fallen petals onto a flower, a woman is trying to give some color to the tulips, and two men are numbering the clouds.

“Pointing to historical references, popular culture, and our current conceptual standing, Hamel’s satirical narratives ultimately seem to question our behavior while alerting us about the repercussions of our current thinking models,” it says in the artist’s bio.

Hamel, who was born in Italy, has received widespread recognition for her paintings. Her works have been exhibited in galleries around the world and can be found in a number of public and private collections, including those of Star Wars director J. J. Abrams and Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg.