van Oostende his works are relayted to the ones Anton Heyboer made during the Seventies. Many dry point etchings and filled with a symbolic/abstract language. van Oostende was at one time a pupil of heyboer and they always stayed in close contact. The admiration for Heyboer shows in his works.
Not many books are published on van Oostende and hardly any museum presentations make this artist not very well known. Still leaf through the book ( available at http://www.ftn-books.com ) and you see real quality art work by an artist who derves to be known much more. Abstract etchings, painting and special publications make this an artist well worh colelcting.
It came as a small surprise….. because i found a publication on this painter ( available at http://www.ftn-books.com) that i re-discovered this painter. A cross between Constructivists art and abstract expressionism, makes his work stand out.
You can find traces of de Kooning, van Velde and even Paul Klee in his paintings , but the result is still original and makes his works having a signature of their own. Adams had his educaztion with Jan Gregoor and belonged together with Arie Berkulin to the “Mei 65” group. The group had a very short life span, but made some impression in the art world in the Sixties, but looking with a fresh eye to this group , one notices that it was important.
Now that i look again at his paintings i find them fresh and still up to date.