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Ralfonso - Kinetic Sculptures



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) 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.


  • 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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Swiss WIDEWALLS Interview Covers Ralfons…

27-03-2016 Hits:342 News Ralfonso

Swiss WIDEWALLS Interview Covers Ralfonso's Journey From Monumental to Limited Series Small Sculptures

    Swiss Cutting Edge Arts Website Widewalls interviews Ralfonso about his new direction into smaller sculptures. To read the interview, please click here;    

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FORBES discovers Ralfonso's small kineti…

27-03-2016 Hits:347 News Ralfonso

FORBES discovers Ralfonso's small kinetic sculptures for the home

FORBES wrote a really nice detailed article with lots of photos about Ralfonso's new smaller kinetic sculptures and limited series designed for the home (indoor and outdoor).    To see the article, please click here:...

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Sotheby's New York successfully auctions…

30-01-2016 Hits:482 News Super User

Sotheby's New York successfully auctions Ralfonso Kinetic Sculpture DANCE WITH THE WIND in excess of the high estimate

    Sotheby's International Auction House very successfully auctioned the original 2007 Ralfonso fully functional kinetic sculpture prototype (48cm) for the 10m (33ft) tall DANCE WITH THE WIND Kinetic Sculpture installed for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The...

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28-01-2016 Hits:1834 News Ralfonso


Quick News Flash: Great News  CNN INTERNATIONAL - The Art of Movement sponsored by OMEGA - is showing a short documentary about Ralfonso's kinetic & light sculptures around the world on the CNN...

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Ralfonso UNION #3 - Kinetic & Light …

01-12-2014 Hits:1761 News Ralfonso

Ralfonso UNION #3 - Kinetic & Light Sculpture Group unveiled in Qingdao, China

       Ralfonso's UNION #3 in 9m (30ft) was selected as one of the competition winners at the 2014 International Sculpture Competition in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. The organizing committee selected...

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Changchun Sculpture Park Delegation Visi…

15-10-2014 Hits:1752 News Ralfonso

Changchun Sculpture Park Delegation Visits Ralfonso in Geneva

On October 15th, 2014 a delegation from the Changchun International Sculpture Park visited Ralfonso in Geneva, Switzerland. After a very informative guided tour through the famous Patek Philippe Watch Museum, everybody...

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Ralfonso Ex Strata #3 is unveiled at NHL…

15-09-2014 Hits:1933 News Ralfonso

Ralfonso Ex Strata #3 is unveiled at NHL University, Netherlands

On the 10th of September 2014 the 8.5m (28ft) with base EX STRATA #3 was unveiled at the NHL University in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. EX STRATA is an Interactive Light and Sound Sculpture, globally...

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Ralfonso Kinetic Sculpture Selected for …

30-07-2014 Hits:1651 News Ralfonso

Ralfonso Kinetic Sculpture Selected for the 15th China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium

The 15th China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium After the careful reviewing and selection by nationally well-known sculptors, Changchun citizens and the officials of Changchun government, the final results of the 15th China...

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Ralfonso's kinetic wind sculpture "…

06-05-2014 Hits:2302 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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