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.


Quenching the Desire by Rein Nomm


Blue Burst by Rein Nomm


Triplets by Rein Nomm


Caught in the Maelstrom by Rein Nomm


Lake Michigan Sunset by Rein Nomm


Winter Light by Rein Nomm


Torrey Pines Coast by Rein Nomm


The Ice Storm by Rein Nomm


Surfs Up by Rein Nomm


A Distant Shore by Rein Nomm


The Heavy Cloud by Rein Nomm


Musee d Orsay by Rein Nomm


Coastal by Rein Nomm


Trailing Troubles by Rein Nomm


Arising by Rein Nomm


Aglow by Rein Nomm


Hiding in the Tall Grass by Rein Nomm


Meta Matter by Rein Nomm


Kinetic Poetry by Rein Nomm


Life Devouring Itself by Rein Nomm


The Storm Within by Rein Nomm


C-ing by Rein Nomm


Spectral Presence by Rein Nomm


Subterranean by Rein Nomm


Why Me? by Rein Nomm


Looking Ahead by Rein Nomm


Alone by Rein Nomm


Winters Work by Rein Nomm


Cotswold Winter by Rein Nomm


The Amphitheater by Rein Nomm


Theater Stairs by Rein Nomm


The Blue Light Special by Rein Nomm


Cognitive Outbreak by Rein Nomm


Winter's Window by Rein Nomm


Beyond the Wall by Rein Nomm


Blooming Darkness by Rein Nomm


What the Frac? by Rein Nomm


Rainbow Mountains by Rein Nomm


Night Shadows by Rein Nomm


Dread Full by Rein Nomm


The Jaws of Geometry by Rein Nomm


Mountain Twilight by Rein Nomm


Hung Out by Rein Nomm


Shoo Fly by Rein Nomm


Aesthetic Cargo by Rein Nomm


The Other Side by Rein Nomm


A Mixed State by Rein Nomm


Fading Fast by Rein Nomm