ABOUT THE

NICHOLAS YUST | FINE METAL ART BUSINESS


As a self representing artist, I offer unique hand made original and signature series metal sculptures for the modern decorator. My endeavors began in 2003 while working for the united stated air force. At that time I started experimenting with bending, cutting and grinding decorative aluminum panels after designing and building an experimental electro-polishing fixture. As time persisted I began developing wall art on the weekends, occasionally selling them through online auctions. As the popularity and demand for my sculptures grew I began expanding my capabilities and offerings. This website is an advertising extension of my work, providing a portion of my sculptures and capabilities to you on a real time basis.

The Nicholas Yust fine metal art business consists of a design and fabrication studio which also facilitates the photography, packaging and worldwide shipping capabilities, with an attached fine metal art gallery featuring my work. In 2010 my facility was expanded from 1200 to over 3500 square feet of modern industrial work space. To accentuate my ultra modern artwork style, I designed the new building with contemporary minimalistic architecture.



ABOUT

NICHOLAS YUST'S MODERN 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 throught the pigment with the same clarity and refelction 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


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