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.


Mother and Child by Rein Nomm


Under Her Wing by Rein Nomm


The Remains of Tomorrow by Rein Nomm


Aboreal Elegy by Rein Nomm


In Excelsis by Rein Nomm


The Shards of Winter by Rein Nomm


Empty Windows by Rein Nomm


Involved by Rein Nomm


Trunkated by Rein Nomm


Tilt by Rein Nomm


Boundries of Nothing by Rein Nomm


Mother and Child by Rein Nomm


Figure Four by Rein Nomm


The Burden of Bounty by Rein Nomm


Introspection by Rein Nomm


Introspection by Rein Nomm


Unburdened by Rein Nomm


Laid Back by Rein Nomm


Recoil by Rein Nomm


The Burden of Bounty by Rein Nomm


Unisex by Rein Nomm


Unisex by Rein Nomm


Running Along by Rein Nomm


Morning Mist by Rein Nomm


Little Brave by Rein Nomm


All Dressed Up and by Rein Nomm


Winter Waterfall by Rein Nomm


Lands End by Rein Nomm


Wall Waves by Rein Nomm


A Matisse Morning by Rein Nomm


Spirit in the Sky by Rein Nomm


The Last Drop by Rein Nomm


Drawn to the Light by Rein Nomm


Cloud Torso by Rein Nomm


Barely There by Rein Nomm


The Light From Above by Rein Nomm


Up West by Rein Nomm


Are We Safe Yet by Rein Nomm


Boxed Exuberance by Rein Nomm


Sentimental Sediments by Rein Nomm


Holed Up by Rein Nomm


Inconsolable by Rein Nomm


Prostration by Rein Nomm


Running Hot and Cold by Rein Nomm


Imposing Order by Rein Nomm


Wrapped in Blue by Rein Nomm


Natur Morte or Still Lifeless by Rein Nomm


A Welcomed Instrusion by Rein Nomm