Erik Timmermans creates both Conceptual and Figurative work, including illustrations. In his Platte Art-series of paintings and objects, Erik builds colourful façade structures, using elements of the prefabricated, grey flats from the former GDR (the Plattenbauten). The story behind the facades is at least as important as the image itself, forms the basis for this. The naive, monotonous images and forms he uses refer to a reality that evokes associations, but do not always match them. There is tension between representation and meaning.