Ernerts is interested in asking the question of how far can abstraction go where the object is still visible yet the abstraction of reduction has enriched the image? In his series “Climbing Gym” and “Chinatown”, Ernerts grapples with this question and answers within the style of interior painting. His exhibition “Nachbilder” investigates deeper into this topic. His works analyse a phenomenon that already Rubens, Rembrandt and Titian have explored with fascination. How a work of art can be most alive when the painting only delivers to the viewer the visual framework of the object, arousing the visual senses and memory to complete what is being seen - and not only through visual memories, but also through awakening the memories of smell, taste and feelings once felt. Kindling within the viewer memories of all kinds.