Is art about landscape relevant in an age when one can travel anywhere in the world with ease (physically or virtually)?

The tradition of landscape painting, admittedly, seems redundant in 2018 if done with reverence and tradition. These mixed media works (created for the exhibition Dimensional Analogue at 934 Gallery in July 2018) are a glimpse into my understanding of landscape in the age of human intervention. Overgrown highway berms, half built structures, piles of garbage, chain link fences that no longer protect or keep out, things that we observe in everyday life that are unremarkable; these things inform my work and make up my contemporary landscape. The environments created in the work exist somewhere between representation and abstraction; objects are recognizable at first to the real world, but are found interacting with abstract mark making that can be both aggressive and subdued.