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.


Contagion by Rein Nomm


Crystal Blossoms by Rein Nomm


A New Dawn by Rein Nomm


Ornate Twins by Rein Nomm


Tumble Weed by Rein Nomm


Crystal Cells by Rein Nomm


Downpour by Rein Nomm


The Crystal Garden by Rein Nomm


Setting and Breaking Boundaries by Rein Nomm


A Language All Its Own by Rein Nomm


Kinetic Colors by Rein Nomm


Deliniated by Rein Nomm


Angelic Choirs by Rein Nomm


Articulated Memories by Rein Nomm


Tender Echos by Rein Nomm


Emanating Figures by Rein Nomm


Crystal Hieroglyphs by Rein Nomm


The Supplicants by Rein Nomm


Triad by Rein Nomm


Crystal Layers by Rein Nomm


Trinity by Rein Nomm


Sprinkled Color by Rein Nomm


Touching by Rein Nomm


Bridging the Gaps by Rein Nomm


Covoluted Connections by Rein Nomm


A Strange Day's End by Rein Nomm


Endless Maze by Rein Nomm


Piling On by Rein Nomm


The Red Eye by Rein Nomm


Troubled Waters by Rein Nomm


Jitterbug by Rein Nomm


The Face of Fear by Rein Nomm


At the Barre by Rein Nomm


In a Dry Seasoon by Rein Nomm


Stains by Rein Nomm


Clouds of Witness by Rein Nomm


Split Up by Rein Nomm


Entangled States by Rein Nomm


A Tear for Times Past by Rein Nomm


Little Dreams by Rein Nomm


The Fluid Structure by Rein Nomm


A Reappearance of Childhood by Rein Nomm


Luminous Depth by Rein Nomm


Little Significants by Rein Nomm


Veins of Color by Rein Nomm


The Divide by Rein Nomm


The Glowing Depths by Rein Nomm


Emerging From the Darkness by Rein Nomm