Heat-Tinted Metal Art | Natural, Organic Coloring

Stainless Steel, Brushed Aluminum & Copper | High-Temperature Treated Metal Art
One of the most intriguing of Nicholas Yust's metal art techniques is his customized heat-tinting process that he has developed. Using a variety of ultra-high heat torches and a combination of various metals (usually copper and stainless steel) Nicholas brings out completely natural, beautifully organic coloring (referred to as a 'heat patina') hidden within the materials, accented by his spectacular grind patterns. 

Through his years of experience (and some inevitable trial-and-error) Nicholas has carefully deducted his formulas to bring out various shades of colors in his sculptures based on the type of torch, the intensity of the heat, and the duration of the torching on each art panel. As you can see, the resulting metal wall panel features a brilliant display of colors that typically result in an earth-tone scheme with burnt orange, reds, blues, and even purple and maroon.


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Fire Within V3
Retail: $6,400.00
Price: $5,120.00
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Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NYT0032M -

    Hand plasma cut, ground with torched copper and hand burnished aluminum

    Troposphere
    Retail: $4,620.00
    Price: $3,696.00
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    Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0732M -

      Brand New Design by Nicholas Yust. Available Now.

      Ternary
      Retail: $2,310.00
      Price: $1,848.00
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      Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0720M -

        Brand New Design by Nicholas Yust. Available Now.

        Shearing
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        Price: $1,528.00
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        Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0672M -

          Brand New Design by Nicholas Yust. Available Now.

          Machismo Original Wall Art | Copper Abstract | Contemporary Modern Artwork
          Retail: $3,210.00
          Price: $2,568.00
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          Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0619M -

            A unique and outstanding hand-crafted wall sculpture- that is what Machismo is! It’s torch colored copper design on ground aluminum that features multiple patterns is truly remarkable.

            Ionosphere
            Retail: $2,505.00
            Price: $2,004.00
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            Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0599M -

              A mosaic of heat-tinted copper rectangles on an aluminum back panel. A flowing vertical grind pattern on the rectangles give them an organic, grainy texture combined with the rustic natural coloring of the heat-tinted copper. Ionosphere is a very cool combination of modern and rustic.

              Intrinsic Brightness
              Retail: $2,880.00
              Price: $2,304.00
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              Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0598M -

                Six panel design, featuring heat-tinted copper panels mounted/framed with an aluminum panel and then raised off of the surface of a second aluminum panel. The heat-tinted layers are ground with a vertical wave pattern, which flows naturally from panel to panel and captures the beautiful natural coloring of the high-heat torching process.

                Infusion Double
                Retail: $4,960.00
                Price: $3,968.00
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                Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0592M -

                  Brand New Design by Nicholas Yust. Available Now.

                  Infusion
                  Retail: $2,480.00
                  Price: $1,984.00
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                  Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0591M -

                    This modern copper wall sculpture entitled Infusion features unique, interwoven strips of heat-treated copper mounted on an aluminum backing, which provides a thick border around the edge of the piece. The woven strips add texture and depth to the sculpture. Different widths of the copper strips are used to provide variation from a standard checkerboard design. The careful heat treated surfaces provide brilliant natural coloring that transitions from typical copper to shades of red, blue and...

                    Igneous
                    Retail: $2,880.00
                    Price: $2,304.00
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                    Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0589M -

                      Brand New Design by Nicholas Yust. Available Now.

                      Coalesce
                      Retail: $5,320.00
                      Price: $4,256.00
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                      Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0502M -

                        This stunning work is composed of thin sheets of heat tinted metal that have been weaved together and mounted on a larger sheet of pure metal. The weave gives a gorgeous texture to the piece, while the heat tint adds tones of red and yellow to the piece. The combination of using thick and thin strips of metal make for a remarkable weave. This piece will add a warmth of color, and would translate well in a modern or a more traditional space.

                        Calix
                        Retail: $6,960.00
                        Price: $5,568.00
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                        Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0490M -

                          This impressive piece is composed of fifteen separate panels. On each square the artist uses a curved grind pattern that sweeps off the edge of the panel, which gives a very flowing feel to the piece. The grind pattern has a rough quality which adds a textural element to the piece, while also contributing a darkening effect to the overall colors. The panels have been heat tinted in tones of red and orange which add richness and warmth to the piece. Each square is mounted out from a larger...

                          Alismo
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                          Price: $2,008.00
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                          Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0467M -

                            Add sophistication to your space with a new piece of metal wall art by artist Nicholas Yust. Nicholas gives this piece a fantastic textured appearance by weaving strips of metal together. The bare metal contrasts with strips of metal that have been heat-tinted in tones of red and yellow. With a unique combination of industrial design and modern elegance, this piece would lend itself well to a variety of decorating styles.

                            Interstellar ultra-modern metallic sculpture, abstract metal artwork, Nicholas Yust
                            Retail: $3,820.00
                            Price: $999.00
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                            Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0597M -

                              Interstellar features a torched metal panel creatively cut rather choppy around the edges. The natural burn coloring flows all the way around the raised panel with a matching burn cut-out offset to the right. A busy grind pattern covers the surface to complete the texture, all of which is mounted on a clean, rectangular back panel.

                              Torch Coloring | Heat Patina Technique by Nicholas Yust

                              The heat-tinted/torch-colored collection truly sets itself apart from Nicholas's other metal art as all of the colors are completely natural and organic rather than hand-painted and controlled. Even though the outcome is the result of a reaction in the material and not entirely controllable, it certainly takes a master of metals to fully comprehend and successfully achieve these designs and patterns using nothing more than the metal, a grinder and a torch. 

                              In some of the designs Nicholas also uses a plasma-cutter to cut unique shapes with edges that literally melt away from the intense plasma heat. This is one of the newest collections being offered by Nicholas Yust, with many of these heat-tinting and metal torching techniques being developed in his artistic arsenal just within the last couple of years, and several new varieties in the works...