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.


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


Lost For Sale and Forgotten by Rein Nomm


Wall Waves by Rein Nomm


CD Cuts by Rein Nomm


Black and Blue by Rein Nomm


The Illusion of Control by Rein Nomm


Nervosa by Rein Nomm


Fire Water by Rein Nomm


The Other Universe by Rein Nomm


Seeing the Other Side by Rein Nomm


Night Lights by Rein Nomm


Home Coming by Rein Nomm


Worn Out by Rein Nomm


Late in the Day by Rein Nomm


Still Life of Colors by Rein Nomm


Distant Thunder by Rein Nomm


Surfs Up by Rein Nomm


Passing Storm by Rein Nomm


Changing Seasons by Rein Nomm


A Cold Winter Morning by Rein Nomm


Overwhelmed by Rein Nomm


Main Street Morning by Rein Nomm


In the Purple by Rein Nomm


Afterglow by Rein Nomm


Detroit Dusk by Rein Nomm


Before the Fall by Rein Nomm


Gutting a Shape by Rein Nomm


Oh Happy Day by Rein Nomm


Colors for a New Day by Rein Nomm


Summer Light by Rein Nomm


Night Light by Rein Nomm


Incognitus by Rein Nomm


Grand Ledge by Rein Nomm


Summer Reflections by Rein Nomm


Late Bloomers by Rein Nomm


Reflections on a Dark Day by Rein Nomm