The starting point of Ulrich Vogl's work is his fascination with everyday objects and places, their stories and atmospheres. The objects are often those that are becoming less and less important today. They are either integrated in their original form, transformed, or they are only present as a reference. They are always part of a playful, experimental and conceptual process, culminating in a work reduced to its essentials, while the playful making-of remains a visible part of the work. 

His primary means of expression are installations, sculptures, and wall works. Some of them are movable,some work with shadows and projections, often they are cinematic or time-based, low-tech, a few produce sounds. Some are nothing more than a slightly altered version of the original object. They can be tiny or large, inward-looking or expansive. When the works succeed, Vogl refers to them as "cognitive catalysts."