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.


Floral Flush by Rein Nomm


The Arts by Rein Nomm


A Woman Scorned by Rein Nomm


Luxembourg Gardens by Rein Nomm


Membrane by Rein Nomm


Rustic by Rein Nomm


The Empty Eye by Rein Nomm


It's All Melting by Rein Nomm


Mother and Child by Rein Nomm


Life Forms by Rein Nomm


Dropping Off by Rein Nomm


Ready to Split by Rein Nomm


A Land of Plenty by Rein Nomm


Statues and Students Relaxing at the Lux by Rein Nomm


Cafe Cat by Rein Nomm


A Balancing Act by Rein Nomm


Winter's Work by Rein Nomm


Deep in Thought by Rein Nomm


We Each Leave Our Mark, Momentarily by Rein Nomm


Sailing Into the Sunset by Rein Nomm


The Red Barge by Rein Nomm


The Back Gate by Rein Nomm


Serenity by Rein Nomm


Holding Light by Rein Nomm


Oral Gratification by Rein Nomm


Cornered by Rein Nomm


A Blizzard of Doubt by Rein Nomm


Scratching the Surface by Rein Nomm


Envy Feeding on Itself by Rein Nomm


Drifting Apart by Rein Nomm


Water Flowers by Rein Nomm


Sharp Tongue by Rein Nomm


A Work of Time by Rein Nomm


Passing Thoughts by Rein Nomm


Inside Out by Rein Nomm


Looking Down the Rabbit Hole by Rein Nomm


Quickly Passing by Rein Nomm


Clouded Memories by Rein Nomm


Buttons and Bows by Rein Nomm


Apparition by Rein Nomm


What Nerve by Rein Nomm


Pining Away by Rein Nomm


On the Tip of the Tongue by Rein Nomm


Bred in the Bone by Rein Nomm


Digital Cave Painting by Rein Nomm


Spreading Out by Rein Nomm


Circling the Square by Rein Nomm


Lost Wings by Rein Nomm