The physicist with a doctorate, Günter Christlein, began his career as a sculptor after studying sculpture at the University of Munich.
Since the early 1960s, he has been modelling sculptures characterised by a great sensual physicality and erotic charisma. The expression and body language of his female figures are always sentimental and strive for a very specific form of sensual beauty or erotic appeal. He deliberately does not fully finish his sculptures but lets them grow out of their modelling clay. In this way, he creates contrasts that appeal to the viewer's senses, sense of form, mind and subconscious.