Metal Artwork | Contemporary Fine Art & Sculptures by Nicholas Yust
Nicholas Yust is one of the top metal artists in the world, with his work currently collected in over 40 countries around the world. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in 2015 he officially opened up his own high-end art gallery in the Columbia-Tusculum neighborhood of Cincinnati, called the Yust Gallery.
Not only is he (literally) a Master of Metallurgical Engineering (earning a degree in such from Wright State University in Dayton Ohio) but he also has a gifted eye for creative, trend-setting designs. As one of the most successful trailblazers in the industry with an unparalleled skill set, Nicholas Yust is an obvious choice for inclusion in our collection.
Nicholas specializes in decorative grinding on metal (etching patterns into the surface of steel, aluminum, copper and other materials using a die grinder), forming/shaping metal (cutting, bending and layering to create intriguing contemporary shapes and designs), and coloring metal (using a huge variety of painting, dipping, and patina application techniques that he develops and experiments with daily.) His constantly-growing catalog features such a gorgeous range of designs, styles, colors and techniques, and he is known for accepting any custom request and bringing it to life, with his statement that
"If you can dream it I can probably build it, so don't hesitate to ask!"
Because of his immense talent and budding popularity, Nicholas was approached by Eric Waddington in 2006 to help launch a small business that would feature his work alongside other talented artists, in what would become the company known today as Modern Crowd Inc. Modern Crowd now proudly calls Nicholas Yust one of its primary owners, and our lead designer. His ability to recognize talent and create new trends has helped Modern Crowd grow dramatically, while very selectively adding other exceptional artists to be represented alongside him.