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.


Robotic by Rein Nomm


X-rays by Rein Nomm


Reflections on Dark Water by Rein Nomm


Branching Out by Rein Nomm


The Cover Up by Rein Nomm


At Cross Purposes by Rein Nomm


Meeting in the Middle by Rein Nomm


Escaping Light by Rein Nomm


Beneath the Ice by Rein Nomm


Frozen in Blue by Rein Nomm


Entropy's Child by Rein Nomm


Eternal Recurrence by Rein Nomm


Meeting in the Middle by Rein Nomm


From the Birds by Rein Nomm


Splitting the Difference by Rein Nomm


CU Soon by Rein Nomm


Dark Matter by Rein Nomm


Who Do Man by Rein Nomm


SPLAT by Rein Nomm


Racing Down the Road to Nowhere by Rein Nomm


Stepping Up by Rein Nomm


Above It All by Rein Nomm


Summer's End by Rein Nomm


A Water World by Rein Nomm


Fluid Fire by Rein Nomm


Burning Art by Rein Nomm


The Crushing Weight of Time by Rein Nomm


Land of the Red Giant by Rein Nomm


Over and Out by Rein Nomm


Fields of Four by Rein Nomm


Entropic by Rein Nomm


Just Because by Rein Nomm


The Plastic Gyre by Rein Nomm


Captive Flight by Rein Nomm


Tripartite by Rein Nomm


Winged Idea by Rein Nomm


Swimming Upstream by Rein Nomm


Paper Warrior by Rein Nomm


Cat Man by Rein Nomm


The Pilgrams Progress by Rein Nomm


Stepping Out by Rein Nomm


Cupid by Rein Nomm


Have a Heart by Rein Nomm


Crystal Landscape by Rein Nomm


Distant Destruction by Rein Nomm


The Spoils of War by Rein Nomm


Bombed Out by Rein Nomm


Direct Hit by Rein Nomm