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.


A Structure of Desire by Rein Nomm


Unintelligent Design by Rein Nomm


Juxtaposed by Rein Nomm


Unfolding Dimensionality by Rein Nomm


Thoughts of Art by Rein Nomm


Ready to Split by Rein Nomm


Little Me by Rein Nomm


Counterpoint by Rein Nomm


Crystal Corals by Rein Nomm


Crystal Roots by Rein Nomm


Chromatic Comet by Rein Nomm


Unzipped by Rein Nomm


The Black Hole by Rein Nomm


Coming Unzipped by Rein Nomm


The Crystal Tree by Rein Nomm


Shooting Stars by Rein Nomm


Crystal Garden by Rein Nomm


Winter Garden by Rein Nomm


Reverberations by Rein Nomm


Color Shot by Rein Nomm


Circling the Square by Rein Nomm


Cavernous Space by Rein Nomm


Absence by Rein Nomm


A Brush Lashing by Rein Nomm


Screen Glow by Rein Nomm


Conflicted by Rein Nomm


String Theory by Rein Nomm


Robotic by Rein Nomm


X-rays by Rein Nomm


Reflections on Dark Water by Rein Nomm


Branching Out by Rein Nomm


The Cover Up by Rein Nomm


At Cross Purposes by Rein Nomm


Meeting in the Middle by Rein Nomm


Escaping Light by Rein Nomm


Beneath the Ice by Rein Nomm


Frozen in Blue by Rein Nomm


Entropy's Child by Rein Nomm


Eternal Recurrence by Rein Nomm


Meeting in the Middle by Rein Nomm


From the Birds by Rein Nomm


Splitting the Difference by Rein Nomm


CU Soon by Rein Nomm


Dark Matter by Rein Nomm


Who Do Man by Rein Nomm


SPLAT by Rein Nomm


Racing Down the Road to Nowhere by Rein Nomm


Stepping Up by Rein Nomm