Nahum Tevet

Nahum Tevet (b. 1946, Israel) in a sculptor known for his painted plywood objects which he installs in formations that charge them with meaning. At the beginning of his artistic career, Tevet created sculptures that simulated domestic items that were then assembled in space in a gesture of minimalistic sculpture. Tevet then began creating geometric objects similar to the domestic utilitarian objects, which he set in compositions deriving from the tradition of abstract painting. His sculptures examine modernist ideas such as utopias and communism, as also concepts of multitude and pluralism. Tevet’s work has been shown in solo exhibitions in Israel, Germany, Italy and the US. He is the recipient of the 2013 EMET Prize for Art, Science and Culture.

Related exhibition: The Towering Inferno

Further information:

Nahum Tevet, Painting lesson no.1, 1984, Acrylic on wood

Nahum Tevet, Was It Purple or Red?, 1985, Acrylic and industrial paint on wood, stainless steel

Nahum Tevet, Untitled, 2009, Acrylic and industrial paint on wood

Nahum Tevet, Double Periscope, 2010, Acrylic and industrial paint on wood

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