Christian Manss was born in 1978 in Eisenach, Germany. He studied in Leipzig, Germany. He lived in Zurich in early 2000 and moved back to Dresden, Germany in 2010. He has exhibited in Switzerland and Germany. His art is in the collection of the Weisman Museum Los Angeles.
The focus of his paintings is on animal boundaries, the marking of zones, surfaces and signs in the urban landscape. In a mixture of photography, collages, graphics and painting, he puts together existing natural conditions to form a new painting collage. The result is the "Urban Zoo".