The man known under the name Attersee became popular as a Pop Art and Actionism artist. Christian Ludwig was born in August 1940 in Pressburg, today Bratislava. He spent his youth in Aschach an der Donau, in Linz, and at the Attersee studying stage design at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna from 1957 on. Attersee shows his skills through invented objects on canvas and capturing ink drawings in property Actions in galleries, on stages, and in TV films. Attersee is friends with Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Walter Pichler, Dieter Roth, Dominik Steiger, and Oswald Wiener. With whom Attersee temporarily worked together.
A schoolarship from the Academic Exchange Service lead Attersee to Berlin in 1971-72. Attersee is considered to be one of the most versatile artists in Austria. Besides being a painter, he worked as musician, writer, object-maker, and designer in appearance. He produced films and designed stage sets. Attersee participated in numerous international exhibitions. Attersee designed the Austrian and the first international pavilion. In the early 1980s he was also seen with his works entitled "Attersee working cross" in many museums and art houses of Austria and Germany.