Replicare – (v.) to replicate, reply, repeat, answer, counter, rejoin.
We are often introduced to art through photographs. Unlike the original work of art it depicts, the photograph becomes transparent and authorless; it is now an image or an object that you have seen before. By giving context to the replica, this work pays homage to the original as well as questions how we recognize art. Replica asks the viewer to play a visual game of recognition by reconstructing icons of Italian art history.