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.


After the Rain by Rein Nomm


Mill Race Falls by Rein Nomm


Manistique Light by Rein Nomm


Bar Harbor Dawn by Rein Nomm


Appearances by Rein Nomm


Taos Sunset by Rein Nomm


The Dead Beast by Rein Nomm


Diogenes - Still Searching by Rein Nomm


Coming Undone by Rein Nomm


The Anticipation of Flight by Rein Nomm


The End of a Beautiful Day by Rein Nomm


A Flood of Fears by Rein Nomm


Winter's Edge by Rein Nomm


The Crash by Rein Nomm


A Benign Border by Rein Nomm


The Collapse by Rein Nomm


Storm Clouds by Rein Nomm


Cross Cut by Rein Nomm


A Bolt From the Blue by Rein Nomm


Winter's Glow by Rein Nomm


The Crystal Clowns by Rein Nomm


Ingrained by Rein Nomm


Collusion by Rein Nomm


Falling Color by Rein Nomm


Cradling an Evil by Rein Nomm


Valley Echos by Rein Nomm


The Thistles of Time by Rein Nomm


The Growing Divide by Rein Nomm


Piercing the Darkness by Rein Nomm


The Other Side of the Mountain by Rein Nomm


The Rainbow's Demise by Rein Nomm


Signs of Life by Rein Nomm


The Barren Branches by Rein Nomm


The Fall From Grace by Rein Nomm


Explosive Joy by Rein Nomm


The Shards of Winter by Rein Nomm


The Nettles of Fate by Rein Nomm


Homegrown by Rein Nomm


Beneath the Waves by Rein Nomm


Winter Gifts by Rein Nomm


Frozen in Time by Rein Nomm


Waiting at the Wall by Rein Nomm


Intersections by Rein Nomm


Wrecked Rectangle by Rein Nomm


Strontium Streaks by Rein Nomm


Li Cl 8 by Rein Nomm


The Missing by Rein Nomm


Chromatic Insight by Rein Nomm