Born in Kaufbeuren (Germany) 1973. Lives and works in Berlin.
Ulrich Vogl studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich (1996-1999) and at the Universität der Künste in Berlin (MA) (1999-2002). In 2004 Vogl completed his Master of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Since his first solo exhibition in 2006 at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery in Dublin, Ulrich Vogl has presented his work around Europe with recent solo shows in Germany („peindre d´abord une cage“, Galerie Opdahl, Berlin, 2012), Spain („She brings the rain“ with A. Benchamma, ADN Gallery, Barcelona, 2011), Norway („Nordlicht“, Gallery Opdahl, Stavanger, 2010), Poland („In the light“, Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, 2010), Italy („Watching the stars“, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Rovereto, 2009).
Latest group exhibitions include „Berlin Status I“ (Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2012), „Techno-Ecologies“ (kim?, Riga, 2011), „Märklin World“ (KAdE, Amersfoort, 2011), Halleluwah! Hommage a CAN“ (abtart, Stuttgart, 2011), „ARTIUM Collection“ (Artium, Vitoria, 2010).
His works are to be found in private and public collections.
In 2011 he received the EHF grant of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and in 2010 he was awarded the ZVAB Phoenix Price.
The expression "extension of drawing” can be considered the leitmotiv of my artistic practice. While my overall topic would be the “extension of drawing”, the focus of the past years has been on “drawing and light”, working with shadows, reflections, movement and drawing.
Many of this time-based works are playful and some are interactive. The balance between the object and the phenomena that they produce is important. I want to create a magic world - that works like a catalyser to the viewer’s own thoughts- without ever hiding the simplicity of its creation.