© Mishka Henner, Cedar Point Oil Field, Texas, 2013-14. Courtesy of University of Salford Art Collection
Working with digital images, Manchester-based artist Mishka Henner is among a new generation of artists redefining the role of photography. Cedar Point Oil Field, Harris County, Texas (2013 -14) is from Henner’s Oil Fields series. Reminiscent of a beautiful abstract painting, it is actually a composite of high-resolution satellite images sourced from publicly available data on the internet. His appropriative practice explores the use and value of photography and its relationship with contemporary experience, and challenges the issues of surveillance, ownership, and the environment.