Toni Hamel is a Toronto-based artist who analyzes the complex human behavior in her artworks. She works with different mediums, including oil and alkyd, to realize her ideas in the form of paintings, drawings, or sculptures.

Hamel describes her work as "an illustrated commentary of human frailties". She uses her personal experiences and observations to create satirical illustrations that reflect on and interpret the psychological unease characteristic of our age. "Virtues and vices, the holy and the profane, the good and the bad all share equal weight in her work and supply an infinite source of material for her investigations," reads Hamel’s website. "Pointing to historical and psychological references while tackling issues of universal interest, Hamel’s narratives question our behavior to eventually alert us about the repercussions of our current thinking models."

Scroll down to see her works for yourself!

More info: tonihamel.net | Instagram

#1

Toni Hamel Paintings

Toni Hamel Report

Hollywood 6 months ago

Are they adding stripes in an attempt to beautify everything or are they taking the stripes to make the animal "normal"?

View More Replies...
View more comments

#2

Toni Hamel Paintings

Toni Hamel Report

Abigail Azul 6 months ago

Although it seems like deforestation for pencils but I believe it means the death of creativity for more "useful" things to do (the death of the last pencil)

View More Replies...
View more comments

#3

Toni Hamel Paintings

Toni Hamel Report

Daria B 6 months ago

This one is pretty powerful and it has so much meaning. We have the tools to live in a colourful world, but we have to work for it. Also, we have the power to both create and destroy our nature. And then there is a pessimistic interpretation, like, all this greenery and beauty is fake.

View more comments

#4

Toni Hamel Paintings

Toni Hamel Report

Smoofy 6 months ago

Seaworld

View More Replies...
View more comments

#5

Toni Hamel Paintings

Toni Hamel Report

Dark Half 6 months ago

people trying to change everything and will ruin them in the end

View more comments

#6

Toni Hamel Paintings

Toni Hamel Report

Smoofy 6 months ago

"This is my pet iceberg, Lettuce."

View More Replies...
View more comments

#7

Toni Hamel Paintings

Toni Hamel Report

Smoofy 6 months ago

Dang thats a short giraffe

View More Replies...
View more comments

#8

Toni Hamel Paintings

Toni Hamel Report

Terror from Beyond Space 6 months ago

Stag party?

View more comments

#9

Toni Hamel Paintings

Toni Hamel Report

Usernameofgag 6 months ago

Bronies : *heavy breathing

View more comments

#10

Toni Hamel Paintings

Toni Hamel Report

Lucida 6 months ago

The dog is taking a piss on the horse.

View more comments