Osman is a work in response to the Ultraclub project, which is a non-profit advertising agency, ran by students for one semester in Boekhorstraat, Den Haag. The goal was to collaborate with the local community in Den Haag, by creating visual identities for the local shop merchants. This in hand, created a network between the artist and public space, as well as telling the locals’ stories as a result of this merge.
Osman is a restaurant owner (Osman), where the owner collects random objects for years and places them in the space. Each item is sentimental to him, since he remembers exactly where each item was purchased or found, and how much it had cost. At first, he is reserved when meeting people for the first time, but he opens up when it comes to his possessions, opening a new world for the listener. With his objects and stories, you are no longer in the kitchen anymore with him, rather in his gallery space, where objects are valued not by the price, but by the story the leave behind.