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.


Fluid Fire by Rein Nomm


Burning Art by Rein Nomm


The Crushing Weight of Time by Rein Nomm


Land of the Red Giant by Rein Nomm


Over and Out by Rein Nomm


Fields of Four by Rein Nomm


Entropic by Rein Nomm


Just Because by Rein Nomm


The Plastic Gyre by Rein Nomm


Captive Flight by Rein Nomm


Tripartite by Rein Nomm


Winged Idea by Rein Nomm


Swimming Upstream by Rein Nomm


Paper Warrior by Rein Nomm


Cat Man by Rein Nomm


The Pilgrams Progress by Rein Nomm


Stepping Out by Rein Nomm


Cupid by Rein Nomm


Have a Heart by Rein Nomm


Crystal Landscape by Rein Nomm


Distant Destruction by Rein Nomm


The Spoils of War by Rein Nomm


Bombed Out by Rein Nomm


Direct Hit by Rein Nomm


Rivulets of Time by Rein Nomm


Repercussion by Rein Nomm


The Collapse by Rein Nomm


The Roots of Entropy by Rein Nomm


Cloning Around by Rein Nomm


Linear Progression by Rein Nomm


Eclipsed by Rein Nomm


Ghosting by Rein Nomm


Crash and Burn by Rein Nomm


The Falling by Rein Nomm


Miscommunication by Rein Nomm


Coming Together by Rein Nomm


Finding A Way by Rein Nomm


Sown Sorrows by Rein Nomm


Fugue in C by Rein Nomm


Infected by Rein Nomm


Stitched by Rein Nomm


Chromatic Scales by Rein Nomm


C Colors by Rein Nomm


The C Spot by Rein Nomm


It All Falls Down by Rein Nomm


The Crest by Rein Nomm


Growing Strange by Rein Nomm


Precious Bane by Rein Nomm