Photograph of Nahum Tevet
|Education||Avni Institute of Art and Design, Tel Aviv|
Nahum Tevet (Hebrew: נחום טבת) is an Israeli sculptor. Tevet's conceptual work uses minimalism and other references (such as Bauhaus), creating sculptural/architectural installations based on geometrical modules.
Nahum Tevet was born in 1946, in Kibbutz Mesilot, Israel. He lives and works in Tel Aviv. In 1962, he studied at the Oranim Seminar in Kiryat Tiv'on. In 1968, he attended the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv. In 1969–1971, he studied with Raffi Lavie.
Nahum Tevet was the most extreme of the Israeli Minimalists in the mid-1970s. He saw creativity as a process based on a system of abstentions and reductions; the aim of the creative process being to impart the essence of the plastic medium. However, at least two qualities in his work break the rules of Minimalism: the lyric quality of his color and line, and the frequent resemblance of his works to real objects, like tables or beds. This utilitarian element was later to be developed in sculpture in the West.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art Collection
Kunsthalle Mannheim Collection
Painting Lesson, no 5, 1986
Israel Museum Collection