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Ralfonso - Kinetic Sculptures

KINETIC, LIGHT & INTERACTIVE SCULPTURES

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Ralfonso: Designer of environmentally interactive, kinetic, light and sound sculptures (sculptures that interact with the environment such as wind, water, etc.) since 1980. Since 1999 he specializes in the design and execution of large to monumental kinetic and light sculptures for public places from his studios in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA and Geneva, Switzerland.
His passion in life is Kinetic Art for Public Places. With this passion, as president from its inception, he co-founded the Kinetic Art Organization (KAO) www.kinetic-art.org in 2001 with a German and a US fellow Kinetic Artist. Now, with more than 1,000 members in over 60 Countries around the world, KAO has become the largest kinetic art organization in the world.
All Ralfonso kinetic sculptures move, as they interact with water, wind, electricity, as well as with the natural environment and most importantly, the viewer.
Sculpture designs range in size from 2ft. to 60ft. Sculptures have been exhibited or installed in Switzerland, Netherlands, Russia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates and the USA.

Portfolio

  • ExoCentric Spirits#1

    ExoCentric Spirits#1

    These colorful disc modules in 4-5 different sizes and colors have color-matched translucent gel lenses,…

  • Exstrata - Beijing

    Exstrata - Beijing

    In 2011 the Tsinghua University in Beijing commissioned the EX STRATA #2 (6m) for their…

  • Moving On UP Russia

    Moving On UP Russia

    Just like the Eiffel Tower is THE hallmark of Paris, “Moving On Up” will enhance…

  • ExoCentric Spirits#3

    ExoCentric Spirits#3

    In December 2008 ExoCentric Metal #3 was commissioned for the new main entrance lobby of…

  • ExoCentric Spirits#2

    ExoCentric Spirits#2

    In December 2006 ExoCentric Metal #2 was commissioned for the 5 story main elevator lobby…

  • Dance with the Wind - Beijing

    Dance with the Wind - Beijing

    DESCRIPTION: -Ralfonso Dance with the Wind was commissioned by the China Sculpture Institute for permanent…

  • Bird of Paradise Dubai

    Bird of Paradise Dubai

    Bird of Paradise is a kinetic sculpture which is designed for the outdoors, where its…

  • Ad Infinitum

    Ad Infinitum

    General Design:  AD INFINITUM is a Latin expression, meaning “to infinity” or “endlessly”, - just…

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Ralfonso's kinetic wind sculpture "…

06-05-2014 Hits:698 News Ralfonso

Ralfonso's kinetic wind sculpture "Magic Tree" featured on Earth Day

Ralfonso's kinetic wind sculpture "Magic Tree" in the beautiful Sculpture Park of Wuhu, China, was featured in the April 22nd 2014 CODA (Collaboration of Design & Art) article about Earth...

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Ralfonso dedicates new sculpture design …

03-05-2014 Hits:725 News Ralfonso

Ralfonso dedicates new sculpture design FEMININA to the The Global Girls and Women Project

Palm Beach, Florida Ralfonso, the international artist and designer of large kinetic, light and interactive sculptures dedicates a new sculpture design called FEMININA to the "The Global Girls and Women Project". From...

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Delegation from Changchun, China visits …

15-03-2014 Hits:715 News Ralfonso

Delegation from Changchun, China visits Ralfonso in Miami, Florida, USA

On February 23rd, 2014, on a beautiful, sunny Sunday in South Florida a delegation of 7 officials from Changchun City and Changchun International Sculpture Park, China visited Ralfonso. With the...

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New UNION #2 Kinetic and Light Sculpture…

08-02-2014 Hits:939 News Ralfonso

New UNION #2 Kinetic and Light Sculpture unveiled in Orlando, Florida, USA

On the 18th of November 2013 SAO (See Art Orlando - www.http://seeartorlando.com/) unveiled UNION #2, a group of 6 wind driven kinetic wing sculptures, commissioned by the City of Orlando...

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New Movie about the Kinetic & OP Art…

18-12-2013 Hits:1792 News Ralfonso

New Movie about the Kinetic & OP Art Exhibition at the Frank Popper Centre, Marcigny, France 2013

[embed=videolink]{"video":"http://youtu.be/gbor_CvY518","width":"720","height":"480"}[/embed]   Here http://youtu.be/gbor_CvY518you can see the new movie about "Mouvements et Lumieres", the International Kinetic & OP Art Exhibition at the Frank Popper Centre, Marcigny, France 2013, showcasing over 40 International...

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KAO - Kinetic Art Organization - publish…

08-12-2013 Hits:941 News Ralfonso

KAO - Kinetic Art Organization - publishes first ever Kinetic Art E-Book on Amazon

As President of the KAO, Kinetic Art Organization, I am happy to announce that we have just recently finished the first ever E-Book on Kinetic Art – both in English...

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Ralfonso teaches first ever University c…

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Ralfonso teaches first ever University course for Kinetic & Interactive Art in China

I just recently returned from teaching the first ever University course for Kinetic and Interactive Art in China. I was very honored (and thrilled) to be invited to teach this unique discipline at...

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Some GREAT news!!

04-10-2013 Hits:13293 News Ralfonso

Some GREAT news!!

Our 9m (30ft) (with base) kinetic wind sculpture CUBE TOWER in Changchun, China was recently selected as one of the Top 100 International Public Sculptures at the CoDA Awards: http://codaawards.com/proj/ralfonso-cube-tower-kinetic-wind-sculpture/332...

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Ralfonso featured in UN (United Nations)…

04-10-2013 Hits:1781 News Ralfonso

Ralfonso featured in UN (United Nations) Special!

Ralfonso “Ralf” Gschwend is a Swiss designer of large environmentally interactive, kinetic, light and sound sculptures. As a kinetic artist he has pushed the boundaries of traditional, static art forms...

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