Ross von Rosenberg, 39, is a painter, graphic designer, and photographer. Ross has been exploring the visual world of art since he was a child. He grew up in Austin and graduated with a degree in Design Communication from Texas Tech University. Ross now lives with his wife in east Dallas, working as a senior art director for an ad agency, and continuing to grow and expand as an artist the rest of the time. Ross is primarily fascinated with texture and the human figure and likes to explore these things with a combination of traditional art ideas, abstract and modern ideas, as well as a graphic designer touch. Ross is also fascinated with words, either in their narrative sense, poetic sense, or even in their fragmented absence. Through texture, images, and words, Ross communicates his vision to the world by encouraging people to reach out and look closer so they can see what his work says to them. Ross’s influences include: Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollack, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Jean Michel Basquiat, Ralph Steadman, H.R. Giger, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Salvador Dali and Francis Bacon.