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April 25, 2014 8:36 pm
The latest works by British artist Mishka Henner, born in 1976, feature North American landscapes altered by the oil and beef industries. Henner takes satellite images and then transforms the large-scale photographic prints by enhancing the colours, for example, but without changing the physical details. Henner, whose work has been shortlisted for the 2014 Prix Pictet Award, says he is “exploiting loopholes in the vast archives of data, connecting the dots to reveal things that surround us but which we rarely see.”
The image of a factory farm in Ulysses, Kansas, comes from a series called Feedlots (2013-14). Along with photographs (see slideshow below) from its companion set, Oil Fields, it is on show at Carroll/Fletcher Gallery (carrollfletcher.com) in London until May 31.
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