• Subjects Undertake Futile Pursuits in Satirical Paintings by Artist Toni Hamel

    4 monthes ago - By Colossal

    “Loves Me Loves Me Not” (2020), oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches. All images © Toni Hamel, shared with permission
    Based in Oshawa, a suburb of Toronto, artist Toni Hamel is concerned with human morality-or lack thereof. In her subtly hued artworks, Hamel portrays subjects in the midst of futile and trivial pursuits: children pluck stars from the night sky, a couple attempts to reconstruct a flower after its petals have fallen, and a young family literally watches wet paint dry. Many of the satirical pieces consider socially accepted anthropocentrism and the relationship people have with the...
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