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.


Sheer Walls Concealing Nothing by Rein Nomm


Winter Night by Rein Nomm


Tendrils of Night by Rein Nomm


Score for Silence by Rein Nomm


Sliced and Diced by Rein Nomm


Empty Shells by Rein Nomm


Remote Control by Rein Nomm


Mutual Attraction by Rein Nomm


The Poet's Playground by Rein Nomm


Imminent Doom by Rein Nomm


Pregnant Thoughts by Rein Nomm


Tread Lightly by Rein Nomm


Reductio ad Absurdum by Rein Nomm


A New Day by Rein Nomm


Cat Eyes by Rein Nomm


Tendrils of Light by Rein Nomm


In Tatters by Rein Nomm


Recessional by Rein Nomm


Hour Garden by Rein Nomm


Hastening the Inevitable by Rein Nomm


What the...? by Rein Nomm


The Weight of Time by Rein Nomm


Pieces of Art by Rein Nomm


Whipped Into Shape by Rein Nomm


Squall Lines by Rein Nomm


Falling Stars by Rein Nomm


Imposing Order by Rein Nomm


Something New Under the Sun by Rein Nomm


Inner Turmoil by Rein Nomm


Hot and Wet by Rein Nomm


Go Figure by Rein Nomm


Another Day by Rein Nomm


Totally Oblivious by Rein Nomm


Downpour of Joy by Rein Nomm


A New Day by Rein Nomm


Inlaid by Rein Nomm


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