Megan Rye, ‘Macarons in the Night’, 2015, Painting, Oil on canvas, Forum Gallery
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Megan Rye

Macarons in the Night, 2015

Oil on canvas
25 × 32 in
63.5 × 81.3 cm
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New York
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Megan Rye
American, b. 1975
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Megan Rye is best known for her photorealistic oil paintings of modern warfare that deliberately subvert viewers’ expectations of her subjects. Rye sources imagery from over 2,000 photographs taken by her brother, who served in Iraq as a U.S. marine. These often present the quieter—even serene—moments of war: a soldier standing alone in arid, sun-soaked terrain, or stationary military vehicles basking in the golden glow of dawn. Using saturated colors and meticulous detail, Rye blurs the boundary between abstraction and reality, creating captivating images that portray the occasional beauty of war as well as its horrors.

Megan Rye, ‘Macarons in the Night’, 2015, Painting, Oil on canvas, Forum Gallery
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Megan Rye
American, b. 1975
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Megan Rye is best known for her photorealistic oil paintings of modern warfare that deliberately subvert viewers’ expectations of her subjects. Rye sources imagery from over 2,000 photographs taken by her brother, who served in Iraq as a U.S. marine. These often present the quieter—even serene—moments of war: a soldier standing alone in arid, sun-soaked terrain, or stationary military vehicles basking in the golden glow of dawn. Using saturated colors and meticulous detail, Rye blurs the boundary between abstraction and reality, creating captivating images that portray the occasional beauty of war as well as its horrors.

Megan Rye

Macarons in the Night, 2015

Oil on canvas
25 × 32 in
63.5 × 81.3 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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