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.


Paris at Dusk by Rein Nomm


A Detroit Sunset by Rein Nomm


The Wings of Night by Rein Nomm


The End of the Line by Rein Nomm


Running Out of Time by Rein Nomm


Taos Pueblo Cemetery and Bell Tower by Rein Nomm


The Red Barge by Rein Nomm


Anticipation by Rein Nomm


The Ideal and the Real by Rein Nomm


Gliding Along by Rein Nomm


The Arts by Rein Nomm


Abandoned to the Elements by Rein Nomm


How Time Flies by Rein Nomm


From Start to Finish by Rein Nomm


The Dead of Winter by Rein Nomm


Captive Thought by Rein Nomm


A Prisoner of Time by Rein Nomm


Upon Reflection by Rein Nomm


Of Its Own Making by Rein Nomm


The Origin by Rein Nomm


Bidirectional by Rein Nomm


Running Out... by Rein Nomm


Overflowing by Rein Nomm


A Common Conclusion by Rein Nomm


The Finger of Time by Rein Nomm


The Risen Color by Rein Nomm


L Iteration by Rein Nomm


The Starting Point by Rein Nomm


Fading Splendor by Rein Nomm


The Sharp Divide by Rein Nomm


Wave Upon Wave by Rein Nomm


The Point of Conception by Rein Nomm


Fire Breathing Crystal by Rein Nomm


The Dying Mountain Pines by Rein Nomm


Becoming Mere Shadows of Ourselves by Rein Nomm


The Long Winter Night by Rein Nomm


The Rising Waters by Rein Nomm


Peaks and Valleys by Rein Nomm


Upstream by Rein Nomm


Acadia National Park by Rein Nomm


Scottish Highlands by Rein Nomm


Little Traverse Bay Sunset by Rein Nomm


Distant Thunder by Rein Nomm


Waikiki Sunrise by Rein Nomm


Twin Peaks by Rein Nomm


Mountain Falls by Rein Nomm


Waiting for Sunset by Rein Nomm


The Last Birch by Rein Nomm