Reb T (born 1995, Edinburgh) is a provocative Scottish artist working in the expanded field of painting, encompassing performance, film and sculpture in her identity-focused practice.

 

Exploring themes of male power in her work, Reb T employs the dildo as a substitute for the phallus, rendering the male party redundant and removing intimacy from sexual encounters. Empowering herself by imitating male genitalia, her work considers sexuality as a transactional form of physical encounter: she encourages each party to consider their individual needs exclusively in the encounter, making it far more of a performative act than intense partnership. Reflecting on modern communication, the repeat patterns in Reb T’s paintings take inspiration from the repetitive format of social media platforms like Instagram.

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