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.


Hurdling by Rein Nomm


The Impermanence of Happiness by Rein Nomm


Wild Flowers by Rein Nomm


Day Lilies by Rein Nomm


Hanging Flowers by Rein Nomm


Linear Elegy by Rein Nomm


Reclining Color by Rein Nomm


Color Guard by Rein Nomm


Cherry Blossoms by Rein Nomm


Ascending by Rein Nomm


Sight Unseen by Rein Nomm


Enveloped by Rein Nomm


Bullseye by Rein Nomm


Boundless by Rein Nomm


No Bed of Roses by Rein Nomm


The Open Window by Rein Nomm


Apparitions by Rein Nomm


Squirms by Rein Nomm


Boundaries by Rein Nomm


Chromatic Shafts by Rein Nomm


Bar Harbor Dawn by Rein Nomm


Momentos by Rein Nomm


Self Portrait With Afghan Hat by Rein Nomm


End of the Line by Rein Nomm


Detroit Days End by Rein Nomm


Blind Color Walking by Rein Nomm


The Flood of Color by Rein Nomm


Bursting Thru by Rein Nomm


Iced by Rein Nomm


Not Certain But Dot Full by Rein Nomm


Blue Girl by Rein Nomm


Losing Control by Rein Nomm


In the Heat of Passion by Rein Nomm


Harbor Point Sunset by Rein Nomm


Distractions by Rein Nomm


Spring Thaw by Rein Nomm


Totemic Procession by Rein Nomm


The Art of Nothing by Rein Nomm


The Shadow of Beauty by Rein Nomm


Writers Block by Rein Nomm


The Lost Limb by Rein Nomm


A Place Once Called Home by Rein Nomm


Nailed by Rein Nomm


The Last Dance by Rein Nomm


Each Art Exacts Its Price by Rein Nomm


FLY by Rein Nomm



Life is What You Make It by Rein Nomm


Means to an End by Rein Nomm