Ross Turpin (b. 1983, Durban, South Africa)
Born as part of a white minority, Ross grew up during the teething of New South Africa, which was a very energized, hopeful period but also complex and at times dark. He is greatly inspired by his grandfather, who was an enthusiastic painter and art-lover migrated from Scotland, has always been a role model of Ross since he was a child. After graduated from the Department of Visual Communication at Durban University of Technology in 2005, he started to work in the advertising industry, and soon realized that it was not the path he wants to pursuit in life. Ross left South Africa at the age of twenty-seven and currently works as a tattoo artist in Hong Kong with his family.