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.


Crushed Hopes #2 by Rein Nomm


Crushed Hopes by Rein Nomm


Memories of Summer by Rein Nomm


The Lost Pattern by Rein Nomm


The Devil's in the Details by Rein Nomm


Pushed and Pulled by Rein Nomm


Outpouring by Rein Nomm


New Skin by Rein Nomm


The Shore of Despair by Rein Nomm


Moonlight Mania by Rein Nomm


The Blue Bridge by Rein Nomm


Waiting in the Shadows by Rein Nomm


Hidden Secrets by Rein Nomm


Better Red Than... by Rein Nomm


The Fading Light by Rein Nomm


Periwinkle Patchwork by Rein Nomm


A Dark Visage by Rein Nomm


Forsythia Petal by Rein Nomm


The Fanatic by Rein Nomm


Horsing Around by Rein Nomm


A Maine Morning by Rein Nomm


The Child's World by Rein Nomm


The Night Visitor by Rein Nomm


And the Ship Sails On by Rein Nomm


Blood Work by Rein Nomm


Micro Worlds by Rein Nomm


Up for Grabs by Rein Nomm


The Juggler by Rein Nomm


Distant Worlds by Rein Nomm


The Hand of Winter by Rein Nomm


Winter Berries by Rein Nomm


The Final Outburst by Rein Nomm


The Roads Not Taken by Rein Nomm


Little Gems by Rein Nomm


Windows in Windows by Rein Nomm


The Panes of Emptiness by Rein Nomm


Passing the Time by Rein Nomm


Nailed by Rein Nomm


New Waves by Rein Nomm


Looking Back by Rein Nomm


The Art of the Machine by Rein Nomm


The Rain of Red Tears by Rein Nomm


Waiting to Be Recalled to Life by Rein Nomm


Infectious Ideas by Rein Nomm


Drying in the Night by Rein Nomm


Ready to Burst by Rein Nomm


What Are You Looking At by Rein Nomm


Safe Behind Their Walls by Rein Nomm