Rein Nomm







Rein Nomm

Rein Nomm

Plymouth, MI


I am an artist and visual explorer who uses paint, clay, paper, wire, film and pixels to create and discover new visual worlds. My work has evolved from recording the beauty and variety of the external world to creating my own imaginary worlds, as evidenced in my paintings, sculptures and digital works. Although my work is stylisticly varied, it does have undercurrents of Expressionism, Lyrical Abstraction and a dash of Dada; as well as reflecting my Northern European roots and the influences of a formal graduate education in art history and philosophy.

My work has been displayed or published by a variety of organizations including: the Saatchi Gallery Online, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, the BBC Collective Gallery; Downtown LA Life Magazine International; Boletin del Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Historico (PH 60) in Seville, Spain; Qind Magazine (London, England), Green Hills Literary Lantern, Detroit Free Press, File Magazine, Flak Photo, the permanent collection of the Meteor Photo Gallery, and the Agitatto Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland, My work is also in private collections in Europe and the U.S. I have shown my work in a one-man show and in numerous group shows in the US.

I am a self-taught artist who has been honing his artistic skills and aesthetic sense for over 35 years. I have worked as a professional photographer, off and on, for the past 18 years, undertaking assignments as diverse as architectural photography, executive portraits, special events and product packaging. I also have taught art history, philosophy and logic at various colleges and universities in Michigan and was chairman of the Humanities department at Duns Scotus College in the 1970s. I have two Masters degrees, one in Humanities and the other in Philosophy from Wayne State University.

I was born in a displaced persons (DP) camp in Augsburg, Germany of Estonian parents, and I immigrated to the United States in 1950. I grew up in Detroit and currently live in Plymouth, Michigan with my wife.


The Art of the Machine by Rein Nomm


The Rain of Red Tears by Rein Nomm


Waiting to Be Recalled to Life by Rein Nomm


Infectious Ideas by Rein Nomm


Drying in the Night by Rein Nomm


Ready to Burst by Rein Nomm


What Are You Looking At by Rein Nomm


Safe Behind Their Walls by Rein Nomm


Bottoms Up by Rein Nomm


Stages by Rein Nomm


Nature's Mask by Rein Nomm


The World Below by Rein Nomm


Pine No More by Rein Nomm


A World All Its Own by Rein Nomm


The Golden Bowl by Rein Nomm


Struggling to Survive by Rein Nomm


The Eye of the Spider by Rein Nomm


Splat by Rein Nomm


The Pitcher Window by Rein Nomm


Empty by Rein Nomm


Waiting Their Turn by Rein Nomm


The Garden Pond by Rein Nomm


Spring Garden by Rein Nomm


Wall Waves 2 by Rein Nomm


Wall Waves by Rein Nomm


The Garden Bridge by Rein Nomm


Musical Chairs by Rein Nomm


Winter Bare by Rein Nomm


Coming Round the Bend by Rein Nomm


A Woman's Work by Rein Nomm


The Great Escape by Rein Nomm


Appearances by Rein Nomm


The Light Within by Rein Nomm


Love and Lust by Rein Nomm


Blue Light Special by Rein Nomm


Paper Owl by Rein Nomm


Forked Tongue by Rein Nomm


Revolving and Evolving by Rein Nomm


Untouchable by Rein Nomm


Forest Figures by Rein Nomm


Hung Out by Rein Nomm


Interaction of Colors and Feelings by Rein Nomm


Growing Darkness by Rein Nomm


Icing on the Cake by Rein Nomm


Honey I'm Home by Rein Nomm


The Darkling by Rein Nomm


Microbial Cave Painting by Rein Nomm


One From the Heart by Rein Nomm