Roger Hans Benedetti (AKA Roger Ranko) was born in Switzerland, but his origins are half Spanish and half Italian.
Eclectic and versatile artist, he uses different disciplines (painting, sculpture, photography, interior design, scenography, light design, video and commercials)and expressive channels to comunicate his vision of the world.
A world in which the guiding value is undoubtedly "Respect": for the environment, for the territory, for the people.
Sensitivity and a desire to "take care" of the surrounding landscape, so that those who live it can benefit, which lead him to collect and use recycled and abandoned materials, to transform them into artistic works of great impact and emotional strength.
In this sense, the wasted materials that although showing sing of usury - remains strong (such as the iron recovered in land-fills, in disused factories, on construction sites....), become an instrument and a symbol at a change that transmits emotions linked to memories.
A free and cosmopolitan spirit, he developed his professional career through several European cities, collaborating with prestigious architecture, design and urban design companies and signing photographic services for important F&B, interior design, travel and lifestyle magazines
In the field of urban design, Roger Ranko realizes his first artistic installations on large spaces, as creative director and technical manager, giving rise to unusual project of aesthetic and functional redevelopment of urban space in the cities of Milan, Rome and Berlin (i.e. Diesel Wall, Absolute Wallpaper, vertical garden).
His sculptures are inspired by the collection of unused materials, from which he creates works that are exhibited in the context of collective and personal exhibitions.
In the same way, the creations of furniture and furnished accessories are the result of the intuition that characterizes the artist, capable of transforming the "old" into living objects, which respond to the most current needs and trends.