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.


Captive Waves by Rein Nomm


Taking Wing by Rein Nomm


Harvest of Hope by Rein Nomm


The End of a Beautiful Day by Rein Nomm


Solar Cells by Rein Nomm


Spot On by Rein Nomm


Alien by Rein Nomm


Floating Away by Rein Nomm


Water Lily Homage by Rein Nomm


Going Toward the Light by Rein Nomm


Forbidden Fruit by Rein Nomm


Blue Rising by Rein Nomm


Still Standing by Rein Nomm


Pinned Down by Rein Nomm


The Ultimate Roadkill by Rein Nomm


The Butterfly Effect by Rein Nomm


Memories of Summer by Rein Nomm


No Place Like Home by Rein Nomm


Vacant by Rein Nomm


Torn Asunder by Rein Nomm


The Sword's Dream by Rein Nomm


The Shore of Despair by Rein Nomm


Northern Nights by Rein Nomm


Hark by Rein Nomm


Looking But Not Seeing by Rein Nomm


Out Pouring by Rein Nomm


The Red and the Black by Rein Nomm


Day for Night by Rein Nomm


Decline by Rein Nomm


A Menacing Order by Rein Nomm


Remnants of Regret by Rein Nomm


Counterpoint by Rein Nomm


Introversion by Rein Nomm


The Yin and Yang of Creation by Rein Nomm


Cornered by Rein Nomm


In the Glow by Rein Nomm


Ex Machina by Rein Nomm


Squaring Off by Rein Nomm


Confined by Rein Nomm


Etude in Red by Rein Nomm


Break Thru by Rein Nomm


Branching Out by Rein Nomm


Outcry by Rein Nomm


The Beauty of Chaos by Rein Nomm


Pregnant Thoughts by Rein Nomm


Kernel of an Idea by Rein Nomm


The Prophecy of Sorrow by Rein Nomm


Into the Woods by Rein Nomm