"Pink is the colour of sensitivity and compassion.
the passion of red combined with the purity of white,
representing vulnerability and the need for protection.
I decided to paint endangered wildlife in a way never done before:
intimately close, powerful and uniquely in pink to call out for compassion.
I want to connect people to our environment through my art, so that they understand its irreplaceable value and feel responsible to protect it.
I hope to make you feel the magic that I felt from my encounters
with these beautiful creatures by showing you
Africa, through my Paintbrush."
With her PINK SAFARI collection Sabrina Rupprecht aims to raise awareness of endangered African wildlife, exemplifying the beauty of these majestic species and giving them an opportunity to be praised in the form of art.
After spending a year travelling through Southern and East Africa, Rupprecht developed a love for the continent, its fascinating cultures, exhilarating nature and wonderful wildlife.
Residing in Cape Town, South Africa, Rupprecht’s wildlife art is a reflection of her personal experiences, and an attempt to capture the essence and emotion of the animals with her own bright and vibrant interpretation of what she saw.
All artworks are hand-painted in a color spectrum of brilliant, popping pink paired with leering blue crystal eyes that strike a tone of both reverence and power which perfectly capture the essence of the animals.
Painting using acrylic on canvas, Rupprecht combines two opposing styles in her technique: Viewed up close, the paintings seem to consist mainly of multiple layers of acrylic paint in random organic shapes.
Viewed from the distance, the paintings come alive to figurative and photo realistic wildlife portraits which draw the viewer in. Multiple blocks and shapes of color are layered on top of each other in a time consuming process using a small paintbrush to create detail.
The first series consisted of the following endangered African game animals: the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard and rhinoceros. After various exhibits in the USA, the collection of six pieces was purchased by a private art collector.
The second Pink Safari collection stays true to the powerful message of using pink as a color to appeal for compassion. This time, the artist added hues of blue and purple to the spectrum. The series showcases more African wildlife including a gorilla, cheetah and zebra and was exhibited during December's Art Basel art week in Miami, Florida.
Rupprecht's Pink Safari art has gained fast popularity internationally and are featured in numerous art and lifestyle magazines such as Galore magazine, DOLCE luxury lifestyle & fashion magazine, The South African Artist magazine, Good Art Guide, Art Knews magazine, Art San Diego and many more. Apart from various broadcasting and television interviews in which she discusses wildlife conservation and the power of art in our society, a publication highlight was a feature in the February 2019 issue of the British VOGUE - the world's number one fashion magazine.
In collaboration with the Global Conservation Corps, Pink Safari limited edition prints are available exclusively here with proceeds being donated to a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa.