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.


Spreading Dread by Rein Nomm


Spun Out by Rein Nomm


Encroaching Darkness by Rein Nomm


Down the Drain by Rein Nomm


Let the Light In by Rein Nomm


Solar Spheres by Rein Nomm


Paranormal by Rein Nomm


The Ceaseless Flow by Rein Nomm


The Way Out by Rein Nomm


Circumstantial by Rein Nomm


Self Contained by Rein Nomm


A Message for Miro by Rein Nomm


Summers Past by Rein Nomm


Art on the Pont des Art by Rein Nomm


Rise and Fall by Rein Nomm


Sequestered Spectrum by Rein Nomm


Dismembered by Rein Nomm


Conjoined by Rein Nomm


Climbing Out of the Ruble by Rein Nomm


Triangulated by Rein Nomm


Cacophony of Colors by Rein Nomm


The Hands That Bind by Rein Nomm


Continental Drift by Rein Nomm


Rectilinear by Rein Nomm


Stacked by Rein Nomm


Out of Shape by Rein Nomm


Boxed In by Rein Nomm


The Edge of Darkness by Rein Nomm


Ripening by Rein Nomm


The Black Stripe by Rein Nomm


Over Ripe by Rein Nomm


Special K by Rein Nomm


Pieced Together by Rein Nomm


Homage to Delacroix by Rein Nomm


Lost Colors by Rein Nomm


Running Hot by Rein Nomm


In Absentia by Rein Nomm


Abstract Impressionism by Rein Nomm


No Place to Stay by Rein Nomm


The Red Bridge by Rein Nomm


The Overshadow by Rein Nomm


Spring Thaw by Rein Nomm


Behind Every Cloud by Rein Nomm


Up in Smoke by Rein Nomm


New Growth by Rein Nomm


Artful Incision by Rein Nomm


Enlightened by Rein Nomm


Raging Rivers of Time by Rein Nomm