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.