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.


The Leveler by Rein Nomm


Crossed Paths by Rein Nomm


The Opened Letter by Rein Nomm


A Common Border by Rein Nomm


Strontium Scales by Rein Nomm


Night Mask by Rein Nomm


The Blue Bridge by Rein Nomm


After the Storm by Rein Nomm


The Art of the Machine by Rein Nomm


Frozen Night by Rein Nomm


Color Burst by Rein Nomm


Still Life With Imaginary Objects by Rein Nomm


Believing Isn't Seeing by Rein Nomm


Lighten Up by Rein Nomm


The Blue Nude by Rein Nomm


A Bad Day by Rein Nomm


Crossing Over by Rein Nomm


Coming to a Boil by Rein Nomm


River Crossing by Rein Nomm


Hit and Run by Rein Nomm


Thin Skinned by Rein Nomm


Sad Eyes by Rein Nomm


Ole by Rein Nomm



We Are Losing Control by Rein Nomm


After the Fall by Rein Nomm


A Missive for Miro by Rein Nomm


Chromatic Wave by Rein Nomm


The Whisper by Rein Nomm


Out of Place by Rein Nomm


One for the Road by Rein Nomm


Primary Vintages by Rein Nomm


The Art In artichoke by Rein Nomm


Every Man's Napolean by Rein Nomm


The Light of Knowledge by Rein Nomm


Quenching the Fire by Rein Nomm


A Country in Tatters by Rein Nomm


Water Works by Rein Nomm


Swimming Past by Rein Nomm


Cold Comfort by Rein Nomm


Entangled States by Rein Nomm


The Red and Black of It by Rein Nomm


Fading Out by Rein Nomm


The Approaching Darkness by Rein Nomm


Breaking Through by Rein Nomm


Autumble by Rein Nomm


The Hope of a New Day by Rein Nomm


Wolf Crystal by Rein Nomm


Winter Garden by Rein Nomm