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.


Suddenly by Rein Nomm


Mt. Vernon Spring Garden by Rein Nomm


Homage to Henri by Rein Nomm


Winter Morning by Rein Nomm


Fall Light by Rein Nomm


Peering Through the Darkness by Rein Nomm


Wild Red by Rein Nomm


In Morning by Rein Nomm


At the Mercy of Nature by Rein Nomm


A Cold Dawn by Rein Nomm


Winter Warmth by Rein Nomm


Safe on Shore by Rein Nomm


Ablaze by Rein Nomm


Coming Out by Rein Nomm


If Money Could Cry by Rein Nomm


A Distant Hope by Rein Nomm


At First Light by Rein Nomm


Breakers by Rein Nomm


Last Light by Rein Nomm


A New Day by Rein Nomm


Overcoming the Darkness by Rein Nomm


The Burnt Out End of a Day by Rein Nomm


Somewhere the Sun is Shining by Rein Nomm


Night Shift by Rein Nomm


Magnolias by Rein Nomm


Sun Flowers by Rein Nomm


Changing Seasons by Rein Nomm


A Riot of Color by Rein Nomm


Floral Abstract 3 by Rein Nomm


Floral Abstract 9 by Rein Nomm


Floral Abstract 13 by Rein Nomm


Floral Abstract 12 by Rein Nomm


Floral Abstract 10 by Rein Nomm


Floral Abstract 5 by Rein Nomm


Floral Abstract 6 by Rein Nomm


Awakening by Rein Nomm


Laid Back by Rein Nomm


New Waves by Rein Nomm


New Waves by Rein Nomm


New Waves by Rein Nomm


By Any Other Name by Rein Nomm


Bleeding Through by Rein Nomm


The Fall by Rein Nomm


Awakening by Rein Nomm


The Silent Monk by Rein Nomm


A Heart of Darkness by Rein Nomm


A Backward Glance by Rein Nomm


The Light From Within by Rein Nomm