Ross Turpin

Ross Turpin is one of Durban’s rising talents, a forward-thinking artist and designer. With his grounded, DIY ethic, Ross has worked hard at developing a signature style with strong, simple lines and vivid colours. His rich characters speak of intricate back-stories, and often evoke a dreamy sense of calm. He uses negative space to full effect, and takes conventional imagery and reworks it into something fresh and exciting. Ross is one of the most proactive local artists, constantly organising as well as participating in exhibitions big and small. “His characterisation, and use of simple lines to display features and/or emotion is spot on, again utilising a simple stroke of his illustrators pen/ brush he creates characters which appear caught whilst not being watched.” –

Between 10 and 5