Nicholas Yust

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Fine Metal Art

Nicholas Yust offers unique hand made original and signature series metal sculptures for the modern decorator. His endeavors began in 2003 while working for the United States Air Force. At that time he started experimenting with bending, cutting and grinding decorative aluminum panels after designing and building an experimental electro-polishing fixture. As time persisted he began developing wall art on the weekends, occasionally selling them through online auctions. As the popularity and demand for his sculptures grew he began expanding his capabilities and offerings, including steel, copper and bronze wall art and free-standing sculptures; with both natural metal finishes and vibrant painted finishes. His work is now collected in over 40 countries around the globe, and by celebrities, professional athletes, and fortune 500 companies worldwide.

The Nicholas Yust fine metal art business consists of a design and fabrication studio (which also facilitates the photography, packaging and worldwide shipping capabilities) in Cincinnati, Ohio, and also a nearby fine art gallery (the Yust Gallery) featuring his work along with a few other talented contemporary artists. In 2010 his facility was expanded from 1200 to over 3500 square feet of modern industrial work space. To accentuate his ultra modern artwork style, he designed the new building with contemporary minimalistic architecture.


ABOUT | Nicholas Yust's Metal Art

Materials

  • All wall hanging & free standing sculptures are fabricated from aluminum, stainless steel, bronze, brass and copper from the material forms of sheet, plate, tube or wrought

  • Material alloys are hand selected to ensure environmental friendliness as well as robust application for both indoor and outdoor placement

  • Mixed materials such as plexiglas are used in the creation of unique designs

Grinding

  • I personally hand-deliver all of my signature grind patterns and artistic designs to the metal such that each sculpture is unique

  • Heavy to light decorative grinds used, depending on the sculpture

  • Grinds patterns are made to utilize the reflection of light; I offer advice on sculpture placement and lighting for optimal visual aesthetics

Cutting

  • Professional grade cutting equipment such as nibblers, shears and CNC laser/plasma cutters are used to make precise intricate curves and general linear cuts

  • Panels can be ordered in virtually any size to meet the specifications of your custom order

Polishing

  • Preparation step for painting or finishing that gives sculptures a quality look

Painting | colored sculptures

  • Sculptures are colored by an atomized acrylic spray process which I personally developed

  • The technique results in a vibrant, stunning color portrayal that you find on advanced modern metal art

  • Coloring is designed to allow grind patterns to show through the pigment with the same clarity and reflection of light found in my natural metal sculptures

  • Color is underlaid with a transparent protective primer base coat

  • All coatings are applicable for indoor and outdoor placement

Finishing

  • UV resistant indoor/outdoor clear coat overlaid on color or pure metal: aluminum oxide on aluminum; chromium oxide on stainless steel and copper

  • Provides environmental protection against corrosion and adds brilliant reflection to the sculpture

  • This protective coating is the same finish used on Lexus automobiles, allowing me to confidently guarantee the finish and metallic shine of your sculpture

Digital printing

  • Sculptures containing digital art prints are only for indoor applications