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.


Winter Crystals by Rein Nomm


Adjoining Cities by Rein Nomm


Our Veil of Tears by Rein Nomm


Pieces of Pink by Rein Nomm


Don't Go by Rein Nomm


Catagorized by Rein Nomm


On Becoming Nothing by Rein Nomm


Playing at Plaid by Rein Nomm


Fading into the Past by Rein Nomm


Clouds of Witness by Rein Nomm


Split Wide Open by Rein Nomm


Censorship by Rein Nomm


The Erie Shore by Rein Nomm


Coming and Going by Rein Nomm


Remote Control by Rein Nomm


The Inner Man by Rein Nomm


Art Has the Last Laugh by Rein Nomm


La La Lips by Rein Nomm


The Long and Lonely Wait by Rein Nomm


Stone Throw Sequence by Rein Nomm


Your Huddled Masses by Rein Nomm


At Day's End by Rein Nomm


A Woman's Work by Rein Nomm


Horsing Around by Rein Nomm


Waiting for Summer by Rein Nomm


The Poet's Picnic by Rein Nomm


The Stone Thrower by Rein Nomm


From Head to Toe by Rein Nomm


The Bus Stop Serenade by Rein Nomm


A Different Beat by Rein Nomm


After Christmas Dinner by Rein Nomm


Summer Hats by Rein Nomm


The Child's World by Rein Nomm


The Cold Shoulder by Rein Nomm


Portrait of a Progenitor by Rein Nomm


Early Elements by Rein Nomm


Aftermath of Impact by Rein Nomm


The Four Elements by Rein Nomm


Earth by Rein Nomm


Water by Rein Nomm


Air by Rein Nomm



Fire by Rein Nomm


Essence or Ether by Rein Nomm


My Hockney House by Rein Nomm


CARcasses by Rein Nomm


Fruit Sphere by Rein Nomm


Life Lines by Rein Nomm


Spectral Bonds by Rein Nomm