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.


Coming Face to Face by Rein Nomm


Peeling Back the Layers by Rein Nomm


Prometheus by Rein Nomm


Wheeling by Rein Nomm


A Burning Passion by Rein Nomm


Art Has the Last Laugh by Rein Nomm


Silent Shadow by Rein Nomm


Weathering the Storm by Rein Nomm


Death and the Maidens by Rein Nomm


Carrying On by Rein Nomm


Sprung by Rein Nomm


A Fleeting Moment by Rein Nomm


Coming to a Boil by Rein Nomm


Brunt Through by Rein Nomm


Quenching the Fire by Rein Nomm


Curved Contours by Rein Nomm


Intrusion by Rein Nomm


Empty Windows by Rein Nomm


Flowers on a Rainy Night by Rein Nomm


Night Meeting by Rein Nomm


Moon Shadows by Rein Nomm


A Portrait of Oh by Rein Nomm


Abundance by Rein Nomm


The Anticipation of Flight by Rein Nomm


Night Flight by Rein Nomm


Grant's Beard by Rein Nomm


The Crystal Garden by Rein Nomm


Taking Flight by Rein Nomm


The Neural Network by Rein Nomm


The Heart of the Forest by Rein Nomm


Jamming Germs by Rein Nomm


Her Flower by Rein Nomm


Kissing Up by Rein Nomm


Paper Nude by Rein Nomm


Cornered Curves by Rein Nomm


Iced Embers by Rein Nomm


Fields of Gain by Rein Nomm


Desert Island by Rein Nomm


Looking Out But Seeing In by Rein Nomm


River Crossing by Rein Nomm


Connections by Rein Nomm


Meltdown by Rein Nomm


The Blue Nude by Rein Nomm


Wave Painting by Rein Nomm


Two Hot by Rein Nomm


Capital Colors by Rein Nomm


Arc de Vegan by Rein Nomm


Diane's World by Rein Nomm