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.


Little Gems by Rein Nomm


New Growths by Rein Nomm


Crystalization by Rein Nomm


Loss of Innocence by Rein Nomm


Border Crossing by Rein Nomm


Approaching Darkness by Rein Nomm


Winter's Weeds by Rein Nomm


Going Super Nova by Rein Nomm


Frosted by Rein Nomm


Intrusion by Rein Nomm


Bubbling Up by Rein Nomm


Coming Unwound by Rein Nomm


Dying of the Light by Rein Nomm


The Distant Light by Rein Nomm


Abandoned to the Elements by Rein Nomm


Fixed in Time by Rein Nomm


The Deceptive Beauty of Battle by Rein Nomm


GLO by Rein Nomm



Heating Up by Rein Nomm


Enshrouded by Rein Nomm


Taking Flight by Rein Nomm


Microbial Bouquet by Rein Nomm


4 Out of 5 by Rein Nomm


The Distant Light by Rein Nomm


Taking a Leap by Rein Nomm


Sun Block by Rein Nomm


Transformation by Rein Nomm


Off the Tracks by Rein Nomm


Over and Under by Rein Nomm


Cornered by Rein Nomm


Sight Unseen by Rein Nomm


Traces by Rein Nomm


Sub Lingual by Rein Nomm


Looking Little and Seeing Big by Rein Nomm


Petal Lips by Rein Nomm


She Loves Me Not by Rein Nomm


TransScript by Rein Nomm


A Rose Window by Rein Nomm


A Parting of the Ways by Rein Nomm


Radiating Hope by Rein Nomm


For the Common Good by Rein Nomm


Searching for Meaning by Rein Nomm


Ecce by Rein Nomm


Spent Passion by Rein Nomm


Minuscule Dimensionality by Rein Nomm


Petite Elements by Rein Nomm


Downpour by Rein Nomm


Homage to Kandinsky by Rein Nomm